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I get low right about now every year.

I get low right about now every year. I’ve often wondered if it was simply the cold weather. Being a Southerner, I don’t take kindly to frost. Or maybe the cold holds me back from walking as often, or even feeling motivated to do so. Or is it the adrenalin hangover after the hustle and […]

aging , Learning , NYC , Shanghai , writing - February 3, 2018

Stories from the Green Cabin

 “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. May you be open to each thread that comes into your life . . . and may you weave them into a brilliant and beautiful life.” Last fall, […]

Learning , NYC , Uncategorized - June 23, 2013

My First Writing Course

It’s 10:28pm. I just got back from my first writing class. There were 16 or 17 of us taking the class. A few young ones, but most ranging from 40 to 60 years old. We went around the room introducing ourselves, one by one telling a snippet of the memoirs we came to write. Most of […]

Atlanta , Learning - February 19, 2013

I’m Hotter ‘n Tick!

[blogcount num=45] I’m hotter ‘n tick right now. One of my new Facebook friends, Jennifer, sent me a private message. She angrily claimed my trips were only for the wealthy and I should be ashamed of myself for pushing dreams that were unattainable for most people. Well, honey bunch, that is about as far from […]

Learning , NYC , Paris , Uncategorized - July 15, 2012

Gangs of Seniors in Paris?

[blogcount num=50] I’m going to fit right in. The website reads, in French: “Hype(r)Olds, gangs de seniors connectés.” Google Translate says it means, “Hype (r) Olds, senior gangs connected.” creativeparis.info reports: “Every week, ladies aged 77+ get together in small groups at the Gaïté Lyrique and Maison des Métallos for multimedia content design workshops (video, […]

Learning , Paris - July 10, 2012

My Control Key Quit Working

I spent all day yesterday helping my daughter move to a new apartment. Cleaning bathrooms, hanging up clothes and shower curtains. Got home at almost 11pm, dog tired. I allowed myself to sleep til almost noon, something I don’t remember doing since my 20s. I woke up still groggy. Coffee in hand, I stumbled to […]

Learning , NYC , Paris , social media tricks - July 2, 2012

All Riled Up Again

Lorda mercy. It seems by now I would’ve learned not to get so riled up about things. Seems I would have figured out that I can’t change all the things I think need changing in this world. “Take a break, Lisa, let the young mothers do it,” a close friend told me last week as […]

Atlanta , Learning - May 14, 2012

Let Them Wear Their Batman Costumes to Church, for God’s Sake

As Mother’s Day approached, I sat on my couch and glanced up at the photos of my three children. These particular photos are some of my favorite, mainly because the kids’ personalities were so perfectly captured. I had stupidly made an appointment with a photographer after school on a Friday. What was I thinking? End […]

aging , Learning - May 13, 2012

What’s Your Secret Talent?

I’m busting at the seams to tell you a new idea. My friend, Dee, just told me about a new business she dreams of starting. It’s brilliant. She loves old, pretty china – and for the last few months she’s figured out how to turn that passion into a business. “I’ve made enough to cover […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - May 7, 2012

A New Lease on Life

Who’da known that signing on the dotted line would’ve give me a new lease on life. You see, I signed a lease today to stay in this little rental house I’ve been in for 6 months. The last few weeks have been very unsettling. The house went under contract to be sold. I was facing […]

Atlanta , Learning , neighborhoods - May 5, 2012

Who Am I?

I ‘closed shop’ yesterday about 4pm. It was Friday and I had a list a mile long for the weekend. You see, weekends are when I get to do my fun, ‘frilly’ stuff – like write on my blog, walk the Atlanta Beltline, and meet with my writing group . . . oh, and sleep […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - April 30, 2012

NOLA Itinerary #1

DAY ONE: ARRIVAL Upon arrival at our hotel, The Modern, we will have an entrance interview. After mine, I plan to drop everything in my room, put on my walking shoes and start hoofing it around the neighborhood. Our first event is not til 4:00 o’clock – a Meet+Greet, an orientation in the hotel’s bar, […]

aging , Learning , New Orleans - March 6, 2012

NOLA Itinerary #2

: : : : : : : : : :  DAY TWO { I’ll need some of that thick, strong, chicory coffee like they serve at Café du Monde } Out of bed early the next morning . . . just in time for an 8am breakfast meeting at the  NOMA, the New Orleans Museum […]

Learning , neighborhoods , New Orleans , restaurants - March 6, 2012

Excuses, excuses

I ran into my friend, Jean, walking the dog yesterday morning. She and I continued walking together, and talking for 15 or so minutes. She opened up to me, telling me that at age 48, she’s beginning to face loneliness. Her husband travels a good bit with work, her last child is at ‘that age’ when […]

aging , Learning - March 4, 2012

Too much vanilla ice cream

I came away from yesterday’s WordCamp utterly overwhelmed. Some classes were a bit elementary, others over my head. So many possibilities, so much I want to implement. The amount of work I need to do, in order to get to the level I want to achieve, in the time I want it done, is just […]

Learning , social media tricks - February 4, 2012

Learn in yo’ old age!

Okay, the timer’s clicking. See if I can do another post in 10 minutes. I did my outline in the shower, I’ve poured myself a cup of coffee. And I’ve got to be downtown in 30 minutes. If you’ve got the luxury of being in the second half of your life, free of PTA meetings […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - February 3, 2012


Practicing a bit of what I learned at last night’s MeetUp, I sat in my daily bubble bath and did an outline of this morning’s post. The speaker last night drilled this main thought in our heads over and over again: Time + Execution, Time + Execution,Time + Execution. By that he meant, use every single […]

Learning , social media tricks - February 2, 2012

Out of Body Experience

If you have a hankering to learn, the greatest secret these days is MeetUp.com. It’s a website that brings people together by their interests . . . and by zip codes. For instance, tonight I attended a MeetUp on blogging. Over 50 people showed up, all ready to learn and share experiences about their lives […]

Learning , social media tricks - February 2, 2012

NOLA : Getting Socially Connected

In order to ready myself for this New Orleans trip, I’ve been forced to clean up my social media act. I’m in the process of putting all my New York articles on the shelf and opening a new communication path for my New Orleans articles, then another for Paris. One of the first things on […]

Learning , New Orleans , social media tricks - January 31, 2012

Learning Cheap

Since my last child went off to college this fall, I’ve had lots of quiet time around my house. After 25 years of screaming babies, barking dogs, teenagers slamming doors, one would think I would welcome such peace. But it was very hard at first. The solitude was deafening. Six months into it, my tune’s […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - January 29, 2012

Hit by a brick

One of the most inspiring messages I’ve ever heard comes from Steve Jobs’ commencement speech to the 2005 Stanford University graduates. One sentence strikes close to my heart each time I hear it. He says: “ . . . getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me . . […]

aging , Learning - September 2, 2011

50 and Going Back to School

I’d always dreamed of moving to NY for the summer and taking a month-long course at Parson’s. So while in NY on business this past November, I thought I’d swing by this famed university and check to see if they had printed their new summer catalog. So, I walked in the front door and to […]

Learning - March 11, 2011



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