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It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

As I turned my back to the pool to set up a chaise lounge, I heard a small splash. The splash was definitely too small to be the dog, and yet it was too large to be a branch.   I scoured the pool to try to find the source of the splash. This is when I noticed something big…

What Goes Down Must Come Out

What Goes Down Must Come Out

“Everything looks great,” exclaimed my internist at my annual check up. “But there’s one more thing.” “What?” I wondered. “Well, now that you’re fifty you get an extra special gift.” I was so excited. I never had a doctor give me a gift before. As far as I knew none of my friends who were fifty ever got a gift…

The Vacation that Tried to Kill Me

The Vacation that Tried to Kill Me

“I have a great idea for a winter vacation!” exclaimed my husband. “What’s that?” I asked. “Let’s go scuba diving AND skiing!” “That’s not a vacation,” I groaned.  “That’s a horror movie.” Clearly our definitions of vacation were vastly different.  For me a vacation meant lying on a beach with a stack of books by my side and a slushie…