And So It Goes

by IpsoFacto

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April 30, 2021

Days Like This

The whole Key West thing turned into a fiasco. I decided to cancel the Key West Express and not even go. I regrouped and scheduled a resort on beautiful Sanibel Island, a mere 2.5 hours south...

Before I write about the whole Key West fiasco, I need to chill. It’s been a mess and I will write about it hopefully later today. As you will see in the video, I am sitting out on the lanai with...

December 23, 2020


“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro

It’s another Pandemic lockdown Sunday. I’m doing laundry, reading, and generally just lounging around. I did get out of my Batman nightshirt and even brushed my hair. The scale was unkind to ...

. I’m still thinking about the baby in the medical building I’m pondering themes of racism, poverty, and isolation in Rhodesia caused by the system of Apartheid in a 1955 novel, The Grass is S...

April 15, 2020


Surreal is the only word I can think of for this past Friday, Good Friday, only the second time we have left the house in four weeks. The first time was for The Great Brit/TGB (my husband) to s...

April 14, 2020

In This Moment

This morning’s gift from Mother Nature. In spite of life’s vagaries and uncertainty, at this one incredible moment when the Magnolia blossom unfolds, my world is beautiful.

Actually, it’s been three weeks and four days that we’ve been in a self-imposed lockdown. Our days have not been much different than our normal days other than the lack of presence of people, ...

April 03, 2020

Desperate times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Lig...

March 29, 2020

Piece By Piece

Piece By Piece This post was originally written in 2013 and is moved here from my old blog. The moving process begins albeit ever so slowly. “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality...

For those who do not have a Google account, I will cross-post my blog entries. Below is the first entry… Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath — the most sacred of t...

February 21, 2020


This is why I’m crazy… I made a spill in the kitchen. When I went to grab a paper towel to clean up, of course He Who Shall Remain Nameless had used the last sheet. I said, “ “Hurry, I need more ...

February 21, 2020

Horizontal Line Break

Can anyone please tell me the code to insert a horizontal line break when writing an entry? Thanks

February 18, 2020

Harbingers of Spring

We’ve had our few days of winter here with nighttime lows in the 50s and daytime highs in the mid to upper sixties. First harbingers of our Florida Spring have just been spotted walking c down th...

February 16, 2020

A Great Time Was Had By All

December 31, 2019

Good Bye 2019

October 10, 2019

Beef Cake

I like my men with a little meat on their bones.

October 09, 2019


I’ve been totally self-absorbed for the last few weeks. I had decided to just do whatever it was I felt I wanted to do at the time. I read…Beartown by Fredrik Backman, Us Against You, Fredrik B...

September 23, 2019

La Mer and Other Things

We spent yesterday on beautiful Anna Maria Island, our local beach on the Gulf of Mexico. It was a picture perfect day. Yes, the sky is really that blue, the clouds that white and fluffy. The...

I struggle to express myself these days. I need to get back to the chronicled entries about my daughter. None of it is good. It’s soul sucking but I need to just get it up here and move on. I...

August 25, 2019

Why I Love Leonard Pitts

Because he is one of the greatest syndicated newspaper columnists in our country…that’s why. After 400 years, it’s still a long and winding road It is said that the ship came in out of a raging s...

November 06, 2018

A Brief Interlude

just spent six days in hospital. Went by ambulance. Congestive Heart Failure. New pacemaker, defibrillator and ablation performed. Only 15% ejection function right now. Tired and weak.

November 06, 2018

Ollie’s Ten Thousand Steps

I think I might have written about this before. My neighbor’s also have an English Bull Dog named Bigley. Bigley just turned a year two weeks ago. Our neighborhood is big so they live a mile a...

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