Costa Rica: First-time Study Abroad For a Broad of 62

What good fortune I have in that I was offered the chance to serve as a group leader for a study-abroad program through my school, SDSU, to Costa Rica. It was definitely a step outside my normal comfort zone, but I’m so glad I was given this chance and didn’t hesitate to take it. That’s not to say I didn’t have nerves or anxiety about … Continue reading Costa Rica: First-time Study Abroad For a Broad of 62

Wanda Webb’s Cheesecake

I am posting this recipe because it is a cherished family recipe that I want to make available to those who had the privilege to know Wanda Webb. Wanda was the mom of my childhood best friend, Wendy, and my sister’s close friend Reggie. Reggie became quite the wiz at making this dish as well. Wanda was not only an accomplished cook, but she used … Continue reading Wanda Webb’s Cheesecake

Let’s Enjoy This Ride

I have an acquaintance who inspires me. He’s battling terminal cancer, and he is making every moment that he can count. In addition to deeply connecting with the people in his life, he is following his passion of music and adventure by traveling when he can to see the concerts that fill him up. We two stick-in-the-muds, as the Husband and I have become lately, … Continue reading Let’s Enjoy This Ride

The End of Secrets, or More Confusion?

As someone with an interest in genealogy, I enjoyed this article about one woman’s confusing results from her DNA test, and then her several-year quest to solve the mystery. Who Was She? In short, she received ethnicity reports that differed from what she was told all her life, discovered her paternal aunt and uncle, and thus cousins, were not related to her at all, and … Continue reading The End of Secrets, or More Confusion?

The Downfall of Civility

One of the sadly disappointing aspects of late has been the downfall of civility. While I do believe that most people are mostly good, there has been a marked increase in mean-spirited rants and cruelty to our fellow human beings. Blame social media if you wish; like any Pandora’s box, there is good, but with it came hateful, cruel trolls who hide behind anonymous names … Continue reading The Downfall of Civility