Lazy summer days ahead

June 21, 2013
This little display in a Sonoma, Calif. shop made me think of summer and those sunny, lazy days ahead of us. Even though dragonflies are kind of bizarre-looking and...

Bears, manhood and fatherhood

May 1, 2013
Sitting Bear, by Linda Israel The bear was my father's icon. Born of Italian immigrant parents, he was first generation American, the only one of his...

Great holiday gift deals

November 23, 2012
Shopping today? Scouting for Black Friday sales?I'm always on the lookout for great holiday gift deals. Macy's doesn't pay me, but they should, because it's pretty much...

Fiddling around

November 19, 2012
I love this dress.This is such a great song.You won't be able to put this book down.I want to go here and here and here.Seriously thinking about going here but...

How to tell if someone’s a good friend

September 2, 2012
Curly Girl Designs-do shop with them! I do! (not a paid promo, I just love them.) I love those long, meaty discussions about  life,  love  and the pursuit of...

Summer’s end, coming soon

August 26, 2012
Summer is in its waning days,  the end of hot, lazy afternoons, frosty pitchers of pink lemonade  and bumper to bumper beach traffic. Soon, shorts and t-shirts...

Hot town, summer in the city

July 30, 2012
Off this morning for New York City because it's that time again: BlogHer '12 starts Thursday and my extra suitcase space is just waiting for all that swag! And as...

How to make authentic lasagne

July 28, 2012
If you're of Sicilian descent, as we are, you never, EVER get sick of pasta and red sauce, in all of its many incarnations.Since M. loves lasagne, we decided to...

A grandfather’s love

July 19, 2012
I've been deep into a box of old photographs these past few months and in Rochester this week tracking down clues to a family mystery that I may write about. But from...

Train harder

July 17, 2012
I know it's true.   We have to work out so hard  that we look like crap at the end. But I don't have to like it. One day, things that are good for us will...

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