Category Archive: Weekend Potpourri

Here Comes The Sun!

The sun came out for a short while today and I could feel my mood lift. This is how I was feeling.  Here in the greater Chicago area it’s not difficult to feel… Continue reading

As Tears Go By

The airport is a great place to make observations. I was recently there, standing at my gate, waiting for the passengers from a late arriving flight to disembark. I’m the type of person who… Continue reading

A random post on cheaters…

Cheaters Never Win – More Importantly, They’re Never Happy I was thinking about all the beautiful women, inside and out, who’ve been cheated on by their husbands and boyfriends, and a pattern started… Continue reading

Hello, it’s me

M U S I C    M O N D A Y   ON   S A T U R D A Y CENTRAL PARK  1978 It was July 11, 1978, at a… Continue reading

For Your Amusement….


I drove to the storage unit this morning to look for some documentation that I had packed away. I packed it because I didn’t think I’d need it in my new life in… Continue reading


I’m the sort of person who personifies pretty much everything. What can you say about a person who feels sorry for the one Cheerio that’s drifted away from the group? The  Cheerios on… Continue reading

Something to lighten the mood….

I decided it was time to lighten the mood over here at, A Gripping Life, since I’ve been  incredibly serious this week. I’m dedicating my post today to DIET and EXERCISE–the bane of… Continue reading

My Exercise Guru…

I just did something that I haven’t done in two months. I exercised. I was really getting disgusted with myself so I got up and went looking for my old friend, Denise Austin.… Continue reading

Birds of a Feather Flock Together…

I have a theory. I believe that WordPress is like high school and that people who blog return to the same social circles they had as teenagers. I think this same theory holds… Continue reading