I did take the sniff test. Trying to wring the kitsch out of my system artistically, I was creating a collage with the theme “a life so stable so empty of hope.” Writing the words, I accidentally dropped the “b” and it read “a life so stale.” A truth revealed.

There’s something more to life, don’t you think? The magnet on my refrigerator urges me to “dwell in possibilities.” But I know that possibilities rarely come your way if you’re not out there in the world mixing it up. My new mantra: invigorate instead of stagnate. Time to kick it up a notch.

Personal stuff:
Happily, passionately married.
Grown children.
Small grandchildren.
Living the city life.