The Easter Story ~ Could It Possibly Be?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Who Could It Possibly Be? Some years ago, a major aspect of the Easter story came to me in a burst of revelation that shook me to my core. A positive ‘shaking’ I might add! After years of life and celebrations of Resurrection Sunday, a profoundly important aspect of the story burst upon the scene…

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A Love That Would Not Let Him Go!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

A Prologue. . . What can we say about Good Friday, that hasn’t already been said? Or not said because we don’t know what to say! Truth be known, speaking or writing about a day in which a man willingly went to a horrific death because it was His purpose is not something most humans…

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Reflections of a ‘Vintage Woman’!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 12, 2019 / 6 Comments

How I Got Here. . . This past Monday, friend Harold had to have some lab work done. As usual, there was a short wait. Being the antsy woman I can sometimes be, I picked up a copy of Entrepreneur magazine with Jonathan and Drew Scott on the cover. If you watch the HGTV channel,…

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Women and Words! Treasure From the Archives

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Treasure from the AWI Past Four years ago I wrote a post about “words” and focused on 2 that women seem to rarely use. Not sure why we rarely use them; but nonetheless we do. Perhaps it’s because we’re women and the words have a male sound to them.  I don’t want to get too far ahead…

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Confessions of a Vintage Dame!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 29, 2019 / 4 Comments

What Does It Matter Anyway? This past Saturday, we went to a funeral at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Indianapolis. One of Harold’s  former associate pastors died and Harold wanted to attend the service. Since Harold had returned on Wednesday from 20 days in skilled nursing care with the use of a walker and transport…

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“Talk to Me!”

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 22, 2019 / 4 Comments

Talk to Me Please! Those of us who blog on a regular basis do so because we have something we want to say; but we also do it because we want to prompt a dialogue with others. In other words, a blog is an invitation to talk. To tell me your thoughts after reading mine.…

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Thoughts of Success & Failure ~ From the AWI Archives!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 15, 2019 / 2 Comments

Sometimes We Must. . .  Sometimes we must adjust our days and weeks to accommodate life events we hadn’t planned for. Such is the case for me the past several weeks. Friend’s sudden illness, hospitalization and subsequent stay in skilled care threw my usual schedule into disarray. It also intruded on writing fresh content for…

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World’s Most Powerful Opioid!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 8, 2019 / 2 Comments

World’s Most Powerful Opioid! The world faces a monumental challenge with the use of and deaths from powerful addictive drugs known as opioids. Daily we hear how tons of stuff such as Fentanyl, Oxycontin and Meth are transported across our southern border or arrive via ports of entry. It’s a vexing problem that no one…

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I Struggle! I Bet You Do Too. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / February 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

I Struggle. . .  I sit here struggling with what to write for this week’s post. Yes, it’s Thursday and the post doesn’t have to appear until tomorrow. But if I don’t do it now; it won’t get done. And I haven’t a clue what I want to say. What I ought to say. What…

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Provocative Thoughts on “Sisterhood”!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

“Sisterhood”. Good word or not? What does “Sisterhood” mean to you? Simple question that may or may not be simple to answer. Recently I posed a series of questions to our Facebook group The Neighborhood in preparation for the AWI relaunch later this year. I opened the question series as follows: “Why are you a…

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