I am in my 60s. After years of trying, I have reached the point where I am consciously striving to enjoy everything that happens in my life. Not an optimist by nature, I have made this decision: look ahead, not back. That is as it should be. My blog, tossandlisten.com, is my way of sharing what I have learned and what I am still learning and attempting to do it with humor and ease. I am a writer. Even though it has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, I still believe that the written word carries our imagination into places we cannot see, but with our minds or with our hearts. Opening up about oneself is never easy.