During the news coverage of one of the recent marches, I noticed a young man with a sign that read, “Blink, Melania, if you need help.” It was something I myself often have thought about every time I’ve seen her in public with her husband, because there is no doubt in my mind that he … More Blink!
The month of April was one of the best ever. Charley decided that since it was my Birthday, I should have an entire Birthday Month. Now, I’m not big on cards and gifts and parties. I’m extremely pragmatic and he is well-aware of this. When he asked me to marry him, he wanted to buy … More Lovely April
I’ve been informed by WordPress that it is the two-year anniversary of my blog Around ZuZu’s Barn and it brought back many memories from the early days when I was even more clueless about this social media stuff than I am today. If it wasn’t for my Rhode Island friends, Rob Bentley and Peg Goter, … More Anniversaries and Friends
I’ve written about Sanctuaries in past blog posts. It’s a favorite theme of mine – those places where we can speak freely, laugh loudly, cry quietly, seek peace, find companionship. In our minds, “Sanctuary” can conjure up a myriad of images – places where we feel safe. But safe places are not solely dependent upon … More Among the Safety of Other Survivors
On Wednesday, March 8th we’ll celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s been around since 1913, but seems to have taken on new relevance during the last few months. Many who previously have been complacent are no longer sitting back. Women proudly and courageously are stepping forward to take the lead in sending out a message loud … More Signs
Roxie D. here! Winter has arrived in South County. On February 9th we got our first big snow storm and it made me feel happy that I was inside, warm and safe in my new special room. Mom is calling it “her office”, but I know she and Dad spent all that time putting it … More Roxie D. aka The Other Cat and “No ZuZus Allowed!”
Last Wednesday was unseasonably warm. Since it’s February in New England, it should be extremely cold. But that day it reached 65 Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius). It looked, smelled and felt more like a lovely, late spring day. Some friends and I decided to take advantage of the break in winter and go to the … More “Just Wait a Few Minutes!”