Category Archives: Friends

The Poshest Toilet Ever

My husband Mike and I stayed at the best Hyatt timeshare ever: Hyatt at Siesta Key on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Everything there is near-perfect: The beach is made of the softest, whitest sand; the pool is surrounded by lush tropical trees … 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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The Long Goodbye and The High Line

Have you had to say goodbye to a great friend? I’ve hugged many a woman friend goodbye over my adult years, and every time, I feel like my heart is breaking in half. Gone will be the fun times spent together … Continue reading

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Two Buttons in Frenchtown, N.J.

Hugs to my bestie Peggy who surprised me with a trip to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert‘s shop — Two Buttons — in Frenchtown, N.J.  Peggy knows what a woman needs:  great friends, sunny days and unlimited adventures. She knows that sometimes you need to Seize … Continue reading

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A Newbie Reporting, Ma’am! Blissdom 2013

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  Thoreau My funny left me around about October 2012…when I hurt my back, Superstorm Sandy came to visit, and people I know and love started to sicken. And worse. I struggled … Continue reading

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Real Men Ice Fish. No, Really.

February has come and gone. And my husband Mike and his friends, bless their hearts, notched yet-another ice fishing trip on their tip-ups. This was their 35th annual trip; for the curious, you can read about their 2011 and 2012 … Continue reading

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Weeks Filled with Illness and Death

This is a sad post, so if you’re feeling down and don’t want to be brought down further, please click away today. I won’t be offended. I woke up on January 1, 2013 a little anxious, although I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Happiness Project Redux

In October I was a guest on The Katie Show. I was one of three women who was asked to participate in a two-week Happiness Project created just for me by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier … Continue reading

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Tailgating: Bringing Families Together

   Last Saturday dawned bright and not so freezing. My husband Mike and I teamed up with long-time friends John and Renita for a morning tailgate party prior to the Rutgers University v Army football game at noon in New … Continue reading

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How Tough Is Tough? Visit Us in New Jersey and Find Out

First there was the alpha force storm called Sandy. She blew into New Jersey uninvited almost two weeks ago, and like an uninvited houseguest is wont to do, she created a tremendous amount of chaos and left us feeling stressed, … Continue reading

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