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A New Kind of Family

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving dinner is over and Hanukkah and Christmas are yet to be. It is very different now. As a child holidays included grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. A big crowd and a wonderful memory. Then as a young married, holidays were my family, my parents, my in-laws, and my sister and brother’s families, […]

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And Life Goes On

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although 40 years have flown by since we lived near each other, my dear friends, Bob and Arlene, and I have kept in faithful touch. We talk all the time and although we are on opposite coasts, we try to visit at least once a year. But my visit to North Carolina this time was […]

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(619) 200-????

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I can’t remember my best friend’s phone number. To be honest, I only have two people’s phone numbers memorized. It wasn’t always that way, I used to know everyone’s number by heart, and some addresses, but that was long, long ago in those prehistoric pre-cellphone days. Now my phone knows everything that I do not. […]

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A Sense of Self

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am a writer. It took me years to feel comfortable about saying that. I was always something else. I was a student, a wife and a mother at various times of my life. Professionally I was a press aide to a congressman, a cultural arts director, a nonprofit executive and lastly a CEO. All […]

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Do Not Annoy or Molest the Alligators

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Do Not Annoy or Molest the Alligators

Guessing game…where am I? There is no upper age limit for women on wearing short shorts or for men who cut the sleeves out of their tee shirts. Gnomes, pink flamingoes and leaping dolphins’ main habitat is front yards of homes. There are billboards that flash noting how long it will take, at any given […]

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Endings and Beginnings

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was a short romance, not even five months before he returned to the woman from whom he was separated, and I returned to thinking of him as the dear friend he was before the “romance.” I adore this man. He was always fun, always a good time, but in that short period of time, […]

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Watching Over Me

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February, the love month, and just who do I love? Lately my six-year old granddaughter Mila is leading the pack. How can I not love her best when she answers questions like this: Me: “I have not seen you in a month, do you still remember me?” Her: “Of course I remember you, you’re my […]

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Losing Bradley

| January 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

I will always think of 2016 as the worst year in my life. This is the year I lost my child, Bradley. Yes, he was a grown man, balding and starting to show some wrinkles, but I saw none of that. To me he was always my child, my first born. He is what made […]

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| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

In February of this year I wrote a column about an original musical play I have been writing with four others. Now, five months later, we are narrowing in on completion. The results of a year’s work are finally almost done. What amazes me the most is how five very different people, all in our […]

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Let There Be Light

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It all started with a dream. He was a music lover and a talented composer, whose Masters degree was in music composition. But sometimes life gets in the way. First a marriage, then children and the dream of a music career turns into the practicality of staying with a business that is growing and growing, […]

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