Change is in the Air

During the summer, since our return from Italy, I decided to work on my essays, journals, etc. that I have never put on my computer. This takes a strong time commitment.  I also want to make some changes to Menupause, incorporating my blog, Nobody Eats Like Me into Menupause. I want to reorganize my writing time to include some freelancing for money, something I did many years ago before email. Before the Internet, all articles had to be photocopied and snail mailed with an SASE. A  real pain in the butt. Now, with email, the process is simpler and cheaper.

Therefore, I am taking the next week off from blogging so I can devote my thinking time to these changes. My next posting on Sept. 1st will be for September/October, since one of my changes is to do what I did this summer, combine July & August for a continuous flow of summer postings. Sept. & Oct. will be all about fall happenings and Nov. & Dec. about winter holidays.

During this week, I have a request.  If there is something you would like to see on Menupause or something you no longer want to read about, please let me know. Your feedback is important! For example, some people have asked me why I don’t accept advertising to absorb some of the costs for keeping Menupause going. I receive more than 70,000 hits per month, which is not a small number, so advertisers have approached me.

While the costs to publish Menupause are very low, I have considered ads to defray these costs, since I work only part time. But then this would not be my special space, because I would have to answer to advertisers. Now I can post when I want, say what I want, and make decisions without financial input from advertisers. I alter my personal budget so that I can have this freedom, and hope to sell some articles to defray some of the costs without sacrificing this freedom.

In the meantime, here is a rhyme I penned this week while pondering all these decisions and posting in Health Flashes yesterday for my last article for the July-August Menupause.

This tree in our parking lot is a perfect example of all the changes this tree underwent last fall. Some of the leaves are still green while others have turned and on some limbs, there are no leaves.


Changes are in the air
I can feel them everywhere:

The air is cooler, the sun, lower in the sky;
the leaves will be blazing in the by & by.

School is starting in ev’ry state;
notebooks & pens, no sleeping in late.

Change is also on my mind:
gathering my words, I need to find

More time for exercise & reflection,
different in kind, but not intention.

I ponder Life’s meaning,
as leaves lose their greening.

Ah, Change — unpredictable as the weather
Sometimes heavy, sometimes, light as a feather.

Live from day to day through work & play.
Carve out my Life, let my heart obey!


P.S. If you want to read some of my other articles, go to There are several essays as well as sample daily menus. Next month this will be incorporated into Menupause, but in the meantime, you can browse through the articles I posted (See right hand column for Table of Contents) to play “catch up.”



One thought on “Change is in the Air

  1. ellen sue:

    I always enjoy your articles – love your receipes and poems and feed back on your travels. Look forward to your next entry in September.

    Best regards,

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