How to avoid negativity & promote positivity

August 25, 2021
Oh my gosh, I've been dark, lately! You probably agree. This morning, I decided I need to change my outlook, since we'll be in this pickle for the long haul, and I...

Lessons from a classmate’s death

August 24, 2021
Over the weekend, I learned that a classmate of mine had died. A really nice and real human being. It wasn't a recent death--it predated Covid by a couple of years,...

Am I cursed to utter true prophecies to people who don̵...

August 20, 2021
Or believe me. I feel like Cassandra, the Trojan princess of Apollo, who was cursed to rant about true prophecies but never to be believed. She was beautiful, clever,...

An open letter to hotels about their unsanitary practices

August 17, 2021
As an avid and frequent traveler, I have seen it all. Well, maybe not "it all". But enough to have pet peeves, especially about unsanitary practices. And these...

A few thoughts about Cuomo’s resignation

August 10, 2021
Cuomo's resignation is today's breaking news. So let's break it down. I am a Democrat and lean left. More than lean. I am of Sicilian descent, generally a...

The delight of one fresh peach

August 9, 2021
Out to dinner at a nice restaurant tonight, I shared a lovely ice cream dessert with my husband. It was delicious. But it did not satisfy. Back at home, I...

Just because they’re dead, it doesn’t mean they...

August 5, 2021
Grief is just not logical. Not for those who believe that life goes on.  I have a deep belief that life goes on after we leave this body. Dead means we just change...

Yummy easy summer salad ala Michele

July 30, 2021
Few people cook as well as my sister-in-love, Michele. She made this easy summer salad for me in June and I've been making it regularly since. It's the perfect...

Is it time for the “Real” Housewives to retire?

July 28, 2021
NEWSFLASH! Ratings for RHONY are so low the reunion taping is postponed ! RAMONA may finally be FIRED! Or the RHONY CANCELLED! You're going to tell me you don't give...

How holding space is more supportive than blind loyalty

July 27, 2021
In all the years I've lived in California--some 36 years--I can't remember anyone bringing up the subject of loyalty. But since I've been spending time in my hometown,...

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