Daily Life

The Fruits of Frustration

                             These days the fruit on the vine bears a copious crop of frustration.  December at our home in downtown Denver proved to be nearly overwhelming as lives changed, world events erupted, and my Steady Betty gold 2004 Hyundai  Santa Fe met …

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The Purse Diva Acquires New Shopping Strategies During Lockdown

Mikelle’s inner fashionista is frustrated!  One of Mikelle’s loves in life is Mikelle’s is purse shopping. Typically, just after coffee and before Gilmore Girls, Mikelle reaches for her iPad.  Her long finger scrolls through the pages until she finds her Visual Scheduler app. As Mikelle lists the various activities she wants to engage with during …

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Soul Mates. A Story of Love and Friendship

Fifteen years ago, a thoughtful high school teacher introduced Mikelle Learned and Jerome Stewart, she had a hunch these two might become the best of friends. She was right. Jerome played football, ran track and was a well-liked senior at East High School. He, like Mikelle, was a recent transfer student from another high school. …

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Holiday Harmony

Many of you, who came of age in the 1970s like me, remember being inspired by a television commercial. It was a Coca Cola commercial, where a lighted candle appears on the screen, and we see a young, beautiful woman singing, “I’d Like the World to Sing in Perfect Harmony,” the camera pans out. We …

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