Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cookies and Brother

One great advatage of becoming an elder member of society is that the fear of failure fades. We have the courage (or stupidity) to try things that we wouldn't have attempted years ago.

Face it, we don't have all that much to lose any more.

Example #1

Encouraged by these wonderful examples spider web decorations and seeing how easily they are created by Martha Stewart-types I tried my hand at them this weekend.

This is a good start . . .

And a sad ending . . .

It looked so easy on TV. They did taste good and were happily received by my children and grandchildren.
Example #2
My brother is in the process of deciding what he wants to be when he grows up (retires).
After taking a few classes in "voice over" he is pursuing a career in radio.
While continuing with his day job he volunteers at a local radio station and has been a big hit with the listeners.

A Portland, Oregon newspaper reporter for The Oregonian wrote a nice piece about the radio station and its owner. She also mentioned my brother, not by name, but said he had a "voice as smooth as syrup".
Was that her back-handed way of saying his voice is sappy?

1 comment:

Kim said...

I know it always looks so easy on those shows and mine never look quite right. But, I bet your cookies were just as tasty.
Good for your brother! so many people want to retire and just sit around when they could put their experience to good use.