Note to reader: I wrote this while I was teaching a class on writing. The lesson was “show v. tell”. While it is sad, it is also what happened written as a narrative. Thanks for reading. Donna It’s well known that dogs don’t live as long as people, but seeing your beloved pet leave thisContinue reading “The Paradox of the Dog”
To say that the year 2020 has been nothing short of insane would be an understatement. However, we continue to go on, day by day, putting on foot in front of the other in hopes that — maybe — we will get back to some sort of normal, if that is even possible. I haveContinue reading “Am I crazy?”
On August 30, 2020, our beloved poodle, Sophie, crossed over the rainbow bridge. For the last almost 13 years, Sophie was my constant companion. She never left my side if she didn’t have to. I took her everywhere — to work, hiking, visiting, protesting, … wherever I went that she was welcome. Sun, rain, snow…Continue reading “A tribute to my best friend…. Sophie Poodle”
Most of you know the saying — “life is what happens when you’ve made other plans,” so what is what happens when you don’t? If you ask me, it seems that things are always in flux. Nothing feels solid right now. It is like being stuck in a transporter beam and not being able toContinue reading “Life is what happens…”
And now it begins — the quest to occupy myself with productive things to do. Writing is one that comes to mind, so here I sit. I just finished doing some research for a private class I’m giving on writing. My student is a smart and ambitious bio-engineering student whose English skills are better thanContinue reading “Write!”
Well, it has been a very stressful five months in lockdown. Not being able to keep to an active routine, not seeing students everyday, not having friends around — all of these things have made the time more difficult to endure. And yet, things continue to evolve in interesting and unexpected ways. As many ofContinue reading “A chapter ends, another begins.”
Lordy, I am so bored. Five months locked inside my head and my home is making me nuts. I can’t sleep. Eating is an after-thought. Exercise? What’s that? I was talking with my friend Karen in the US. She thinks I need to get out more. Play tennis. I agree, but I am less thanContinue reading “So what’s new? Nothing.”
The other day I was talking to one of my very best friends about a recent incident that happened at work. Some little thing that blew up into a big thing and is making me quite upset, anxious and angry about my job. I’m not a drama queen. In fact, I hate drama. So whenContinue reading “COVID Rage: Yeah, It’s a Thing”
Just a little lockdown excitement in Querétaro.
I’ve been bored, so I updated the look of my website. Check it out!