About Me

dougdeacyphoto (2)“I am not yet dead!”  ~Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

“When did I get all those wrinkles?” my Irish grandmother asked me. She hadn’t seen herself clearly in the mirror in decades and she’d just had cataract surgery. Of course, I’d been watching her age one day at a time my whole life. But for her the change was abrupt and shocking. Then she told me this:

“You know, I may be an old lady on the outside, but inside I feel like the same person I did when I was thirty.”

I was about thirty when she said that and it’s stuck with me. At thirty I was still learning—how to be a wife, a mother, a person. And thirty years later, I’m still learning and still vain enough to care about wrinkles.

I still try to maintain what my dad called a “girlish figure” and help others who are trying to do the same. For fifteen years l contributed left-leaning personal and political commentary to the Opinion page of my local newspaper. I try to be kind. And I’m learning to write fiction with the help of the smart and brutally honest folks in my writers group.

The world continues to change and we must grow and change to meet its challenges. That’s what I’m exploring, the potential for change, for growth, and for learning new things even at my advanced age. I’m simply not done yet.

You’re welcome to join in the journey or merely stand back and watch to see whether I fall on my face or fly. 

44 thoughts on “About Me

      1. my pleasure… but this is perhaps a silly observation…
        except that I didn’t have one for about 4 years and couldn’t work out why I had no followers..
        I couldn’t find a “follow” button on your blog…
        just thought I’d mention it in case it’s missing.
        Sorry if I’m just blind!


  1. Hello, I have nominated you for the Liebster award, which is an award to celebrate newer blogs, or those with less than 200 followers. The details of the award can be found on my acceptance post https://helizabeth1952.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/liebster-award/#more-363. There are some rules you are expected to follow if you choose to accept the award. I find that these awards have really increased my blog traffic so if you are interested, please accept and pass it forward

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  2. I remember walking with my mother when I was a kid and we’d run into someone she hadn’t seen for ages. When we left, she’d often say to me–with a laugh at herself–“She’s gotten so old.”

    I understood the joke at the time, but now I really understand it.

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  3. Thank you so very much for nominating me for this award. Unfortunately, my life has gotten very complicated lately–and likely to remain so for a few months–and I fear I cannot participate at this moment. I find I’m unable to even post to my blog with any regularity. Nothing unhappy is going on, I assure you, just unsettled. Thank you again. Take care.


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