Category Archives: Conversation

Equal Pay for Equal Work: If Not Now, When?

I don’t carry around a cell phone the size of my shoe anymore. My computer no longer requires a room of its own, complete with central air-conditioning. I don’t have to wear gut numbing pantyhose. Yeah, so much has improved for me and … Continue reading

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Dead By Drowning of a MacBook Air

Things around here haven’t been all that great lately. Why? Because I accidentally drowned my three-month-old. No, not a baby…I’m a little old for birthing a baby, my friends. I drowned my MacBook Air and I’ve been discombobbled ever since. Yeah. I … Continue reading

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The Scene at Goodwill: Bully?

I was in a Goodwill store shopping for treasures. As I browsed I heard a woman talking to her two companions. She pointed to different items for sale and said the prices were “too high,” and items were “garbage.” I wondered why she and … Continue reading

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We All Need Cheerleaders: Encouraging Dreams and Growth at Any Age

Do you enjoy spending time with your young adult children and their friends? I can’t think of anything more fun than that! Recently, my husband Mike and I traveled into New York City (can you say car, train and subway?!) to visit … Continue reading

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In Gardening and in Life: Don’t Listen to the Poseurs

I’ve been a Master Gardener (MG) for almost a decade and had years of hands-on gardening experience at my Dad’s knee prior to the 9 months of MG training classes and my 100+ hours of required volunteer service hours. I know what … Continue reading

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Handling a Large Problem: Break It into More Manageable Pieces

Sometimes we’re faced with what seems like an insurmountable problem. You know the one where you have to take a minute or five to really think about how you’re going to work through it. Sometimes you can pick up the phone … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: A Perfect Blend of Food, Family and Used Car Stories

On Mother’s Day our two twenty-something children descended on the family home with fistfuls of lovely yellow roses and grocery bags filled with the makings of some really good eats. And the New Jersey “spring” cooperated and gave us a perfect sunny … Continue reading

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Cool, Hip & Happening: Emoticons in Text Messages

Emoticons are little pictographs that you can insert into a text message to help describe how you’re feeling or to convey a message with more feeling than by using just words. My girlfriend Peggy started using emoticons in  text messages to me in … Continue reading

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Planning or Living: What Do You Choose?

From the moment we began dating at age 16 right up until today with 33+ years of marriage under our collective belts — my husband Mike and I have planned and plotted and figured out our every move. In advance. … Continue reading

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Volunteering: Are You Really “Too Busy?”

The American philosopher/writer/publisher Elbert Hubbard wrote: “If you want something done, ask a busy person, for the other kind has no time.”  After our youngest went off to college I took a hiatus from big-time volunteering, which I had done … Continue reading

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