Matlacha, FL
Job / Career:


Post Reads:
Last Online:
13 days ago
View All »

My Friends

7 hours ago
7 hours ago
1 day ago
2 days ago
2 days ago
5 days ago
21 days ago
25 days ago


Teal's Modest Adventures

About Me

Retired from the New York Times. Non-professional ballet dancer creaking through private workouts, serious classical pianist, sketch artist of sorts, fulminator on issues, in-your-face essays, feisty but manageable. Mostly a nice person. From time to time, a fanged, shaggy carnivore.

View All 1020 »

Recent Posts

Yesterday I got a call from my grandson. “Hi grandma,” said this deep voice. And I said, “I didn’t have children, therefore I don’t have any grand children, and you can fuck off.” And I hu...
I just got a cold call from a young woman representing a health help center. If I suffer from chronic pain, they can help. Well I have the back thing for which I take an antispasmodic 3 times a day an...
I thought I had thrush, but it was very resistant to all thrush meds. I finally saw my internist when I asked for a refill on my meds. "Stop the meds and see me." He said he was an expert on thrush a...
Just when you think you’re still 35 you get a wake-up call. Mine came last Saturday. Suddenly ,from left field, severe chills, high fever, nausea. Normally. I just go to bed. This was different. I a...
Don, my brother-in-law, still not hanging out with us, but we are talking, came over this morning with some family photos and some devastating news. His son,Johnny, my only nephew, died of cancer this...
Max, the manx, awesome in his immense blackness, thinks that if he eats Ziggy’s food, he is getting away with something. So Ziggy eats a little and leaves and Max cleans up. And only then does Max g...
If I were getting married again, I’d first ask for a list of TV programs that are your favorites. Other things being equal, the choices might or might not be a factor. Ed, for instance, loves anythi...
I’m short one more test with a gynecologist to track down the anemia thing. I just had an upper bowel x ray. They give you two 12 oz. containers of barium to drink and insist that, yes, you have to ...
Today I had an upper endoscopy, a further test to determine why I have anemia. There was no pathology and I am relieved. I am inclined not to worry until I have to but Ed was worried and Sol was worri...
Solveiga came for Thanksgiving and is still here and has been absolutely wonderful in helping me. For instance, she washed my car, cleaned my refrigerator, and we took Ziggy to the vet so they could d...
On Monday, the 19th I was scheduled for a colonoscopy so they could find out why I am anemic, a condition discovered when I had to go to the hospital after doubling over at the Publix market and not r...
Okay, update avatar photo. I went into settings, got my profile photo up, clicked on it, saw two photos, both full length. Could see no way to look at other possible photos, could see no way to crop p...
In August Ed and I traveled to North Carolina so he could reconnect with a college friend from Kenyon. I booked a hotel reservation with Expedia for the Grand Hyatt at Greenville S.C. Almost immediate...
We were on auto pay with our cell phone account on Verizon. Ed took it off. I put it back on. Gave them a different credit card number. Called them to find out why our September bill was $2 and change...
This isn’t about golf, it’s about a dog. Fifteen years ago, our neighbors, Tammy and Gary. got a chocolate lab puppy. They were avid golfers, so they named her Pebble Beach, but she was always jus...