About MarcyI'm tackling a series of challenges, and I'm becoming less timid and squeamish in the process. I'm also writing my memoirs, one scene at a time. Read more.
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
- From Chicken Feet to Swan Boats: Birthday Fun in New York and Boston
- Photo-a-Day Challenge: Part Diary, Part Experiment, Part Oh-No-I-Have-Nothing-to-Take-a-Picture-of-Today!
- My Saliva’s from Ireland
- Cold, Old Boston and a Tavern Tour
- Activist Update
- My 6th Blogoversary: Continuing to Evolve
- At the Boston Women’s March: The Seeds are Planted
- New Year’s Day Paella, and Paella Through the Years
- Year in Review 2016: Top 12 Posts
- What I Ate on Christmas: Short Ribs, Milk and Cookie Shots, and Sangria
- Stranger Things in the Age of Trump
- What the Duckpin?
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Tag Archives: persistence
I grab a grimy ball and shuffle to the lane. Visualize! Firm wrist. Go straight. Follow through. The little ball finds the gutter. Again. A groan escapes my lips. I could be home on the couch. Middle-aged and empty-nested, I’ve … Continue reading
We all have a lot to juggle. Kids, work, home, exercise, chores, coming up with new things to write blog posts about…. The list goes on and on. How do we keep all the balls in the air? Sometimes we … Continue reading
“I can’t get no satisfaction.” — The Rolling Stones I’ve never been accused of busting a move, but I’ve learned yet again that persistence pays off. About two years ago, I started playing the Dance Central game for Xbox’s Kinect. … Continue reading
In the presence of the Parthenon, disappointment stabbed me. Finally in Athens, I climbed the hill to the Acropolis in the extreme heat of the afternoon. I passed through the ornate gate, and, lifting my eyes toward this majestic temple … Continue reading
The Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race AKA Mud, Mud, Hills, and Mud Crawling in mud on my hands and knees while ducking under barbed wire on a chilly Massachusetts morning isn’t usually my idea of fun, but it turned out … Continue reading
Hiking Mount Katahdin With a grueling 11 hours of continual effort, I managed to complete a project I started with my husband over 20 years earlier: to summit all of New England’s highest peaks. I may not be a fast … Continue reading
(Push-ups Part 1: Push-ups Challenge, Part 2: Push-ups, Revisited, Part 3: Still pushing, Part 4: Collapse one push-up from goal) . Victory! I’ve been slogging away at the dreaded push-up for over six months. I’ve sure had my ups and … Continue reading