Grab a coffee. This may take a while. This post matters – to ME. And I am sharing it with you. THIS IS ONE WAY TO LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED. There are many others. Once upon a time, in a small town in the southern part of the United States, a town named Gainesville, Georgia,Continue reading “A MIDNIGHT TRAIN THROUGH GEORGIA!”


Some days I am filled with energy and others are very lethargic. Today is not so hot after a wonderful day yesterday. So, let’s both grab a cup of coffee. That helps to give us a break. And coffee goes with everything in Paris. This week I have been pondering a lot of things –Continue reading “FROM PARIS WITH LOVE”


Well, this was the week from Hell and back.  I am reeling from shock about “better days ahead” and trying to understand what just happened. In addition, I have had a cold (not Covid) all week.  On antibiotics. With Laryngitis. I don’t know where to start.  This may be a two-parter because I have soContinue reading “SHIFTS AND CHANGES – CHAPTER 10”


Those of you who know me or have followed me on Jayspeak know that I have lived a life of relative abundance. And “things” mattered, and I had a lot of “stuff”. I had saved everything in case I MIGHT NEED IT OR WANT IT SOMEDAY. I made sure that I provided for my childrenContinue reading “SOME THOUGHTS FOR AUGUST 2021”

ON MY MIND THIS MORNING (August 15, 2020)…..

“Without freedom, you have nothing left.”  (from Hong Kong.)  I quit!  “This year, “character is on the ballot.”  I agree.  “No one sees us. It is like we don’t exist.”  (from Belarus).  Bottom line, I have reached overload.  MY being “emotionally vested” has reached a saturation point.  Sorta.  But, I cannot love, care, and beContinue reading “ON MY MIND THIS MORNING (August 15, 2020)…..”


For as long as I can remember, I have thought to myself, I will figure this out! And, I would figure whatever it was – out, no matter the consequence.  I did not think there existed many situations or problems that I could not figure out some kind of solution.  Resourceful?  Maybe.  Maybe foolhardy.  MostContinue reading “PARIS BEGINNING – FIRST TEN DAYS!”


I need to rest my mind because I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Nothing is working.  Well, that’s not true.  The hotspot is working.  Otherwise I would not be able to get the internet.  But the in-house Wi-Fi is not working.  And, I don’t know how to access it.  Neither does my landlord. Continue reading “A BRIEF INTERLUDE”


It has been a long emotional month, preparing to change into a new life – AGAIN.  I felt the same way, or at least, similar, when I went away to the University of Wisconsin from Georgia; when I went away to Los Angeles, California from Georgia, when I moved to Nice, France, from California. And,Continue reading “A SHORT RAMBLING…..”

22 DAYS TO GO – Paris-Bound

We are living in interesting times!  That is definitely one way to look at the news.  I don’t like most of what I see and hear.  AND, I am not getting my way with most things, but I will concede– the news is not boring. Alarming, yes. Boring, no. And, when I am just doingContinue reading “22 DAYS TO GO – Paris-Bound”

“RAMBLINGS TO REV UP THE ENGINE”(wait! I don’t have a car……)

This is one of those days when I have so many topics to discuss that I am having difficulty choosing one.  Post topics come to me in the middle of the night when I have so much to discuss with all of you. Haha.  You have become very important in my life – like itContinue reading ““RAMBLINGS TO REV UP THE ENGINE”(wait! I don’t have a car……)”


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