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October 17, 2019

Halloween is imminent.  In full disclosure, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween--never have been.  Like everything else in our modern world, Halloween is so complicated these days.  Do we really need more complicated in our lives?  Everyone must have over-the-top decoratio...

September 8, 2019

Yesterday I enjoyed a wonderful reunion with an old friend. No, it wasn’t my college roommate or even a former work pal … it was Mallomars. I know it sounds crazy, but these aren’t silly little cookies, these are Mallomars—an icon from my New York childhood—and I’ve be...

August 23, 2019

August 16th is a somber anniversary for many people around the world--the day we bid farewell The King. It's hard to believe Elvis Presley would have been eighty-four years old now. I can't even imagine it.

Elvis was before my time, so my first real experience with him...

July 29, 2019

This morning I drove past a church in my town known for its Italian heritage.  As I sat at the traffic light, I noticed they set up the red, white and green archway which means the summer festival is upon us.  This annual event is the perfect way to spend a summer even...

June 15, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows I’ve always been a crier.  I’m the woman you see weeping in the aisle at Hallmark when she finds the perfect card, I’ve been known to cry at television commercials and even signs on telephone poles reading “lost cat.”  Even so, sometimes my ow...

April 22, 2019

I realized something at the supermarket early this morning; something I hadn’t planned on being confronted with as I loaded paper towels into my cart.  I am old.  You may be wondering how a person comes into such a realization amid an aisle of paper products; let me ex...

March 27, 2019

Has anyone seen my coat?  No, not a coat that I might have left behind on the Metro North or at the coat-check of my favorite Italian restaurant.  I’m talking about my dream coat ... the unicorn of coats ... the spring coat.  I’m sure there are a few millennials readin...

February 27, 2019

Mothers have their own way of counting the passage of time.  It might be marked by days on the calendar, celebrating our children’s birthdays or other milestones, or perhaps by counting the tiny new lines that appear near our eyes each year.  Every mother has her own s...

November 17, 2018

I’ve failed as a mother.  It’s true.  After twenty years of parenting, I guess my stellar track record is shattered.  How, you may be wondering, did I become such a poor excuse for a mother?  I can’t mail potato chips.

Allow me to explain.  Every year Tra...

November 1, 2018

As I navigated the aisles of a big-box store with my daughter today, something I haven't seen in a long time caught my eye -- Little Golden Books.  Little Golden Books are near and dear to this girl's heart.  They've been around forever ... over seventy years.  Think o...

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Mocha Match-Up

A Short Story

When two radically different coffees end up in the wrong hands, love takes control of the situation!

Postcards of Love

For the month of November, enjoy this collection of postcards featuring the shortest love stories! 

Santa's Eyes

A Christmas Short Story / December 2018

What happens when a lost love returns in the most unexpected way?

What is Love?

Summer 2019

Daily posts exploring the many definitions of what it means to love someone.