family life, women

When C+ is enough

“Rest and be thankful.” William Wordsworth, British poet  Once, when I was just old enough to read but not old enough to do much of anything else, I loved poring over household hints in magazines. The kitchen violets are so very pretty. Sunlight reveals my terrarium-cleaning skills are C+ at best. So it goes. Now,… Continue reading When C+ is enough

romance, women

How to find a decent man

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing back some of my favorite romance-related posts from 2018 in honor of Valentine's Day. "Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend." Lucy Liu, American actress Where can you find a decent man? In aisle 2 of your local grocery store around… Continue reading How to find a decent man

women

Old, wrinkled and happy?

"Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) As much as Americans are obsessed with living longer, it's amazing how many people don't want to be "old." As a group, we will nip and tuck, wear rhinestones all over our backsides, dye our hair… Continue reading Old, wrinkled and happy?

books, women, writing

Got build?

"Be patient! The Great Wall didn't got build in one day." today's actual fortune cookie wisdom God certainly has a sense of humor. If otters weren't enough to prove that, my odd career trajectory would. There is absolutely no other way to explain why, almost four years ago, a journalist would sit down to write… Continue reading Got build?