Some people love to shop and God bless them. But I see a strange phenomenon in my part of Connecticut. Retail stores are closing, lots of them. And when I look at those empty storefronts, I feel this odd, misplaced sense of guilt. Am I partly responsible? You see, I never, ever, walk into … Read more »
So happy to be published in the Huffington Post this week…
It’s happened. My husband Randy now works from home. And I’m glad, truly. He deserves an easier life, having spent the past thirty-five years zooming around the globe on business trips. But now he’s home a lot, everyday. And it’s not bad. It’s just…well, different. In fact, here are the pros and cons for having a husband around most of the time…continued…
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Who knew? We’ve never owned this kind of dog. She’s a Yorkie/Papillion mix with emphasis on Terrier. Apparently, these dogs were bred in England to go down badger, rabbit, and fox holes. This explains a lot. In fact, we’ve had Libby two months and here are 6 sentences I never thought I’d hear myself utter… … Read more »
I have to admit, I’ve never been a Hillary supporter. As a democrat, I’ve been rooting for Bernie. Yet I have to say, as she edges closer to snagging the democratic nomination and possibly the White House, a surprising feeling is emerging — amazement. We could have our first female President. And that’s huge. But … Read more »
You think life is one way, but then realize its not. In fact, its different than you imagined. This happened to me recently when I had lunch with my mother who’s in her 80’s. That’s when I saw I have this whole aging thing wrong and maybe even backwards. Here’s what I discovered… You … Read more »
Hi everyone, April is national Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month. The essay below, published in the Huffington Post, is dedicated to my father.
On a bright, cloudless day in September 1983 I stood on the deck of the Queen Elizabeth 2, waving goodbye to no one in particular. I was 26-years-old and all around people threw streamers and shouted farewell to loved ones on the Manhattan pier below. Since this was a business trip, I assumed nobody would be there to see me off. I was wrong…
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It happened when I least expected it. My son Patrick was in 7th grade and looking for something in his life. One day he picked up an old practice bass of my husband’s. I remember hearing those first tentative notes from our basement, having no idea they heralded a new chapter, not only for our … Read more »
You know the feeling. You get comfortable in life until something pulls you out of your routine. You’re forced to stop, watch and listen. This happened last Good Friday when my 22 year-old son Paul ended up in the emergency room. Thankfully, it wasn’t serious, but the ER couldn’t be avoided. Paul sliced his thumb … Read more »
We got her! Our new dog Libby arrived last week and we couldn’t be happier. She’s sweet. She’s little. She’s adorable. She infuses the house with youthful vigor, joy and play. She’s exactly what we wanted. Except there’s one major problem… Our 13 year-old cat Rocky isn’t happy. His world has turned upside down. Rocky’s … Read more »
You think you know a place, even if you’ve never seen it. After all, you’ve watched it on television. You’ve heard the music. You’ve tasted the food at the corner restaurant. But you don’t really know a city or country until you’ve walked its streets, seen its people, and breathed its air. That’s why … Read more »