Inspiration

Lynn’s Garage Gym

“Lynn’s Garage Gym” opened in 2020, and it has saved a few of us from becoming slugs, sitting on sofas surrounded by Tootsie Roll wrappers.

Life Lesson from a Bike Accident

It’s all about perspective. Instead of mourning the losses from my bike accident, I reflected on all the thrills I’ve had right up to age 73.

The Healing Power of Pie

Remembering Grandma making pies for folks who were ailing or going through a hard time. She baked every pie out of love or compassion.

Diwali: The Festival of Light

Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, the triumph of knowledge over ignorance, and good winning over evil.

The Iron Nun

One doesn’t normally think of a Catholic nun in terms of running marathons and Ironman competitions. Sister Madonna Buder is not only an exemption to those thoughts but may well be the best at her age to ever compete in the Ironman. Now at 88, she still travels around the country to compete in triathlons; thus the reason for her nickname.

HiHo Silver: It’s OK to Go Gray

My mom was a 1945 war bride and raised me to believe that letting your hair go gray was as close as a woman could come to committing beauty suicide. Four years ago, my brother and I realized she was the only resident in her nursing home with brown hair. I was responsible for scheduling her hairdresser appointments and decided it was time for her hair color to be natural, despite her past sentiments on the subject. What eventually enabled me to go natural was the honesty required when seeing myself in a mirror.