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October 26, 2018

Life’s supply of lessons seems endless, even when those lessons come in the form of a simple candy display.  I ran into a grocery store today to swoop in and pick up a container of almond milk.  The store was decorated for a fall, and off to one side of the entrance, t...

October 22, 2018

 Like many of my fellow New England residents, fall is my favorite season and the beautiful color extravaganza is one of the perks of living here. But I have an autumn-related confession to make. Can I share it with you?  I hate Halloween.  

When I was a...

August 25, 2018

January 2018, La Guardia Airport.  The moment I had been dreading arrived--the moment I had to say goodbye to my son, who was returning to the Army boot camp after holiday leave.  I admit that while I refused to allow this moment to color my time with my son, I thought...

April 11, 2018

What’s in a name?  An age-old question, I know but … do the monikers we’re given really define who we are?  I’ve been called a lot of things in my life … wife, daughter, mother, friend … and I’ve earned a lot of terms of endearment from those closest to me. 

I...

March 2, 2018

It’s a fact that motherhood and household chores go hand in hand.  For every loving, fun moment spent with our children, there are equal times spent cooking meals, cleaning, and the biggest chore of all - doing laundry.  As I raised my children, I came to accept the co...

February 7, 2018

Last year, I posted a blog listing movies perfect for Valentine’s Day.  In the interest of space, I kept my list to precisely three movies:  Bridges of Madison County, The Painted Veil, and Labor Day.  For this year’s list, I will continue to adhere to the rule of thre...

January 6, 2018

There’s a man in my house and I’m not sure how he got here.  Before you start thinking I’m in distress, let me explain.  The man is my son and I’m just not sure how he got so grown up because five minutes ago, he was a little boy.  Any parent will tell you that the yea...

December 27, 2017

Christmas may have been two days ago, but it’s not too late to share a holiday memory.  This isn’t a memory of a grand vacation or expensive Christmas gift, but it’s as precious to me as something purchased at Tiffany … all wrapped up in navy blue metal tin.

Growing up...

October 24, 2017

I had a “moment” the other day . . . one of those times when you stand back and look at your life and go . . . where did all the time go?  I was cruising along through a variety of chores - housecleaning and cooking as I zipped from room to room with the radio on.  I w...

July 16, 2017

Well, after four long months of arduous waiting, the day my daughter and I had been waiting for finally arrived … Ed Sheeran came to Mohegan Sun.  So how was the show?  Let me answer it this way.  I’m not musically inclined, but music has always been a big part of my l...

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