A Small Earnest Question

Tracey Book Reviews, Books, Tracey's Blog

I should probably begin this review with a friendly disclaimer since, prior to publication, I was asked to write a blurb for A Small Earnest Question, by J. F. Riordan. Now, with that out of the way, allow me to introduce you to a fine read. (Oh, it feels like your summer is about to get better!) My initial attraction …

To mask or not to mask?

Tracey Ask Tracey, Columns, Tracey's Blog

Dear Tracey, Can you tell my why some people are so hell bent on refusing to wear masks? I don’t get it. My mother is in an assisted living place and she’s terrified the virus will get in there and infect all of them. She says she feels like a “sitting duck” and I don’t blame her. She calls it …

Abstract Art

Coping amid COVID -19

Tracey Columns, Tracey's Blog, Uncategorized

Where to even begin? When I wrote my last column my husband and I were on the brink of beginning a long awaited, 24 day adventure in Mexico City and Oaxaca. We had Spanish classes scheduled for the mornings and in the afternoons we would explore the rich culture and interact the warm and friendly people of Mexico … and …

Quinoa

Grandma feels disrespected

Tracey Columns, Tracey's Blog

Dear Tracey, My granddaughter moved here five years ago to go to college. She graduated and got herself a job. I don’t think it pays all that much but she is supporting herself and paying off her student loans. I know that says something about her character. She was happy to finally move into her own apartment a month ago. …

We’re off to see the Wizard!

Tracey Tracey's Blog

Like many of you, I watched the movie version of “The Wizard of Oz” when I was a little girl. I have vivid memories of this colorful, captivating story. I wanted to be friends with the sweet and bewildered young Dorothy. Her endearing Yellow Brick Road travel companions, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion were enchanting. Granted, the flying monkeys made …

Floral Plush Tree

The Stories of our Lives

Tracey Tracey's Blog

A few years ago, a friend told me about a family gathering she had attended where three generations had the best time together. She said there was endless laughter and good cheer throughout the entire group.  But one little constellation of humanity really grabbed her attention. Four cousins, between the ages of twelve and fourteen, sat at the feet of …

The perks of aging … Social Security Benefits and Medicare!

Tracey Tracey's Blog

Guess what I found in my mailbox today? A letter from the Social Security Administration that began with these words: “You are entitled to monthly retirement and Medicare benefits beginning October 2016.” Wow. Filled with a sense of disbelief, my mind flashed back to when, as a 16-year-old working the pony rides during the San Diego County Fair, I was …

Red Rose

Change is in the air!!

Tracey Tracey's Blog

I know my posts these last few months have been sketchy at best. (You don’t need to hear me explain, yet again, how busy I’ve been! Honestly, I sort of hate it when people do that, right? Right!) But as a result of my creative self having a field day these last few months, I’m hopeful that good things will …

Red Cap Mushroom

Life is too Short

Tracey Tracey's Blog

These last weeks have have been an absolute blur. They have been jammed pack with activities I  enjoy and feel very enthusiastic about. Fun stuff, all of it. The problem? I finally came up for air last week and realized it was all too much. Something had to give. At first, the realization  made me wonder: was age impacting my …