Keeping Busy

I admit to a personal flaw of needing to be busy and feel productive. All the time. In retirement, I expected that this compulsion would wane as I became adjusted to bounty of time (How I spend my Days). In fact, I fear it may have worsened. I now have many different roles and hobbies … Continue reading Keeping Busy


Where Sadness and Beauty can Coexist

If you have some unscheduled time in the near future, consider a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It is for sure one of the nation’s great museums. On a recent Sunday, Brian and I ventured forth to see three important current exhibits. I will warn you that taking on three major … Continue reading Where Sadness and Beauty can Coexist


Cleaning my mother's house. Cleaning my own house. This week, these parallel activities have me musing about the nature of housework.  I am a good-enough-for-government-work cleaner. The basics get done, and a little less frequently, I delve deeper, noticing and eradicating the toothpaste splash on the bathroom wall and the cobwebs clinging to the bulls-eye … Continue reading Housekeeping