Breaking up with an old flame

Years ago, I was involved with a guy who really knew how to put a little sparkle in a woman’s life. He was high-energy. He was charming. Better yet, he was adoring. But he was way too expensive — emotionally, financially, energy-wise. Much as I enjoyed his company, I had to call it quits.

I’ve recently come to realize that sugar is a lot like that guy.

But veggies… Wow. Veggies are supportive. Veggies are there for the long term. Veggies may not give me that great little high, but they are nuanced, flavorful. Veggies have depth. Veggies are like the guy who fixes you chicken soup when you’re sick. And cleans up the dishes afterward. Seeing things in that light, it’s just natural that I prefer veggies.

Of course, I still run into sugar, just about everywhere I go. There’s just no getting around that. So, what do I do then?

I say, “Hey there, Sugar. It’s good to see you. But, there’s something you need to know: I’m with Veggies now.”

I’ve never been one for messy breakups. I’m still friends with Sugar. But it’s Veggies that I reach for now. Veggies, mmm, mmm, mmmm. Veggies treats me SO nice.

Enjoy the Good Life

This is my “second generation” blog. Some of you may be familiar with my previous site, Tea Time Chatter. This will be similar, with focus on the things that make this world so rich and wonderful. There will also be a lot of posts about writing in general.

So, why the new blog? For one thing, I wanted to get acquainted with WordPress, since I expect to be helping my Spouse-Equivalent, Jim, set up his own WordPress blog soon.

Then there’s the name.

GoodLifeWriter is a name I’m using on Twitter & FaceBook, and you can email me at So it makes sense to use the same name for my blog. I still am inordinately fond of tea, especially oolongs and pu-erhs. But at this point “tea” has come to refer to a particular social philosophy, one that I don’t share. The old blog name referred to sitting and chatting over a nice pot of tea. My views would be so disappointing to readers looking for a Palinesque political agenda.