Who has time to write more

Essays rss

Summer Camp for Grown-Ups

(0)
October 28, 2015

My life has a couple threads running through it:    I am a camper. I am an event planner. I’ve spent my life camping; first as a kid with my family, then with groups of friends, then with my own family. I went on to go camping with my girlfriends, with my couple friends, with… Read More ›

Lipstick Trends

“Whoa, you’re…..um, wow…that’s a red lipstick,” said my snarky co-worker to me one morning passing in the hallway. I laughed it off at the time, and I’ve been thinking about lipstick a lot since then. I’ve looked around my office and to my astonishment hardly anyone wears lipstick at my office, which has a lot… Read More ›

The Stars Aligned

The message read, “Triple D (A walk in the park) or Astrid & Israh. Pizza & beer on me! Gail from California. We are in loop E, space 55. Meet us tonight (Tuesday) at Annie’s Creek Restaurant at 7:30 p.m.” I posted the note Monday on the bulletin board outside the camp store at Crater… Read More ›

A toast to 69 years of marriage

By Haily Green Today isn’t just an ordinary day. Today is a celebration of two extraordinary people. Today those two people are celebrating 69 wonderful years together, and I want to thank them, my grandparents, for showing me that true love really does last a lifetime. The memories I have of my grandparents, the trips… Read More ›

The Perils of a Food Tester

At the end of her life, Margot Woelk has decided to tell her incredible story as a young woman who was Adolf Hitler’s food tester. During the final years of World War II, the fear of being poisoned forced Margot, along with 14 other girls, to sample Hitler’s food before he ate it. The vegetarian… Read More ›

Oscar secrets from behind the scenes

It’s my Christmas, Superbowl and 4th of July all rolled into one big night; it’s the Oscars. My chef husband has been planning the Oscar dinner since last year’s award show ended, my girlfriend Kim is coming over to watch the telecast (our 20th anniversary watching together) starting with red carpet through to the last… Read More ›

She went from planning her funeral to planning for a baby

At age 26, when Carrie Chown should have been carefree and excited about her future, instead she was in a hospital room at UC San Francisco waiting for a double lung transplant. Her health was failing due to a heart/lung disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, which she had been battling for six years, four of which… Read More ›

I let my kids drink from a dog bowl

I can say with certainty that after 18 years of summer vacationing in Lake Tahoe, my children’s favorite activity was visiting the Naughty Dawg Saloon & Grill and drinking out of the dog bowl. Not a cup or mug, but a real plastic dog bowl. Don’t get me wrong, they were not lapping the drink… Read More ›

300 Word Limit honored with a Versatile Blogger Award

I am thrilled to share that I have been given a Versatile Blogger Award. This is such an honor and a small validation that my readers like what I’m putting out there. I write for me, but am tickled that others like what comes across the keyboard. I was nominated by two extraordinary women: Brooke… Read More ›

Inspiration and support leads to success

Oscar Pistorius, the South African phenomenon, double amputee and better known as the “Blade Runner,” is an inspiration to Laduan Smedley, ’09, Biomedical Engineer graduate of UC Davis. Pistorius became the first Paralympian to win gold in the 2012 London 400 meters sprint and 4×100 meter relay. Laduan now works in the field of orthotics… Read More ›

You took the time to stop by and cruise around my site and for that I am very grateful. I'm looking forward to letting the creativity run wild.

p.s. I write, not to be read, but for the pleasure of writing.

Guest Bloggers

A Shout Out To The Gang