That was DH's comment at the conclusion of DD's semi-final performance at the Cliburn International Piano Competition on Thursday. We watched the live stream broadcast of the field of 12, down from the original 68 competitors invited to Fort Wo... Read more
I've written about DH a lot in the past 7 years.
I've called him the "junk food king of the world"
For those who have only known me only a short time, this was my kitchen table in 2010. It was not a staged photo. It really looked like t... Read more
It's DH's fault that I burned my toast this morning.
It's my friend's fault for retiring so that so much tempting food was right in front of me today
It's the wind's fault that I couldn't kayak longer.
Which are true? Definitely not the fi... Read more
Since I've finished my "old spark friends" project, here's one of my oldest real life friends.
Joe and Me in '63 - our first date at Rockaway Beach, Long Island, NY.
He was 18. I was almost 16.
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Tomorrow DH & I will be married for 49 years. There isn't much we NEED to buy anymore. You acquire a lot of stuff over a half century. In the beginning all our worldly possessions fit into the back of a 1961 station wagon. We didn't downsize... Read more
Today's group of 18 are the end of the line.
One last post is significant, something we say to ourselves and each other all the time.
"Today is the first day of the rest of my life." That's a true statement. However, since she disappea... Read more
"I thought we were already friends" Today's group is a recent addition to my friends list since I'm proceeding chronologically through it. Yet many are long term spark veterans whose presence I've always noticed. Through this project we are no... Read more
The Spark World and my gym have several things in common.
As I analyze and synthesize what I've learned during this project I've noticed several similarities.
Some people are regulars in the fitness classes - something for everyone.
So... Read more
Three weeks along in this project and the finish line is in sight. I expected it to take much longer checking out 10 old friends per day, but I doubled that early on. It was like bumping into old friends on the street and catching up. I even m... Read more
"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."
For Sparkers either can be true. Sometimes sequentially and occasionally at the same time.
Congrats to Watermellen who identified my last literary reference.
Along with the basi... Read more
"In Times of Change, Learners Inherit the Earth while the Learned are Perfectly Prepared for a World that No Longer Exists"
That was one of the quotations displayed prominently in the front of my classroom. It's also the title of my person... Read more
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"
Anyone get my reference? Yes, even Math majors read the classics.
In the context of my project, substitute "sparkers" for "families"
I'm looking at unhappy ... Read more
"It's not our old Brooklyn anymore" That's what an old friend told me 2 years ago when I was planning to attend my 50th high school reunion. It's also the comment I got from a spark friend about this community as she returned after a long brea... Read more