Wannabe-me and Reality-me

  • Published: 22 October 2015

What I want to be and who I am,
is not necessary the same thing. Because I am not unique I think we probably all have an idealized version of who we would like to be.
In fact, when you realize just how far apart the two versions of ‘me’ are it can be downright embarrassing.

I'm a Grumpy Guru at best

  • Published: 15 October 2015

Dear Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer (he's still around: if Elvis can appear 40 years after the date then Wayne is definitely still here), in short: DEAR GURU'S:Just a quickie to let you know: don't start looking for a day job, don't throw away your meditation candle and don't throw out your decided not to become your successor. Nor to go into competition with you for the hearts of the enlightened. I won't be joining you really soon.

Depressing the Day

  • Published: 20 March 2015

Feedly, Facebook, Pinterest: I even Twitter. Twitter only every now and then, not often, because just the thought of 'twittering'  reminds me of Georgette Heyer and is enough to put me off. But I am a modern 60+, keeping up with the world and so I Twitter. I have a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone. I Whatsapp and Message and Pin. Tumblr is one step too far but Facebook is of course fun. You keep up with one another's hobbies and you don't have to get out the car or bicycle to see your best friends'  holiday snaps. You can show off the grandchildren. I follow authors and artists. My Facebook feed is full of inspiring quotes that sometimes get so sweet it grates my teeth.

Being Me: not always a good thing...

  • Published: 07 April 2015

It's the day after the Easter weekend and despite all kinds of little niggles I am feeling really good: energetic, happy and inclined to look in the mirror and say: looking good doll! I'm enjoying being me today. Getting the website to work is fun and tiring and absorbing. I keep changing my mind about what I want to do with it and what I want to say and sometimes it is seems so arrogant to want to put yourself out there! Then I read this draft and I know there are others out there, going through the same stuff and maybe, if karma is at work, they'll read it and recognize it. And know: shit happens. We do shitty things. All the time. But we can survive and get over it and go on.

The Wrinklies and the Rest

  • Published: 11 March 2015

Being slightly slow, I wondered where all my peers have gone. On Internet I mean. It's a logical question: every time you Google health or exercise or wellness a gaggle of gorgeous girls pops up    to tell you how to meditate your way to peace of mind, how to juice-boost your hormones or exercise into energy. And they are all estrogen-rich,wrinkle-poor  young women with the earnestness of the innocent.