Category Archives: Let's Talk Books

When Sirius XM Rocks: Joel & Victoria Osteen Speak with Father Leahy

Imagine my surprise when I, a long-time subscriber to the service, opened a recent email from Sirius XM radio that said if I click on a link in its email at precisely 8 pm the following night, I might (emphasis on the might) score … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel

My latest essay, “Help with the Laundry,” appears in

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Annie F. Downs Book Giveway … And the Winner Is

Congratulations to Rose, who won the copy of Annie F. Downs recent book, “Let’s All Be Brave!” Friends, have a wonderful weekend!

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A Chance to Win the New Annie F. Downs Book: “Let’s All Be Brave”

Annie F. Downs is a young American writer and speaker who has a close relationship with God. She doesn’t have God hanging off her sleeve like a charm that shouts “Notice me, notice me,” though. Annie’s got God shining from … Continue reading

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“French Women Don’t Get Facelifts” And Neither Will I

French women don’t get facelifts and neither will I. Yes, I’m in my mid-50s and some of my “stuff” is starting to sag and bag. Mostly my skin:  on my neck, on the backs of my hands, and (Lord, why?) … Continue reading

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Football Food: Crispy Vegetable Pancakes

It’s football season, and I’m doing football food a bit differently this season: I’m looking for healthier food options. Did you see my new go-to recipe that replaces hot wings? This weekend I made crispy vegetable pancakes, which I savored … Continue reading

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Ina Garten: I Met My Fave Cookbook Author!

Last week Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, came to Wayne, New Jersey, for a book signing. I saw the article in my local paper and immediately determine that no matter what, I’d be at the Wayne Stop and Shop and … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Books: Joseph F. Lamb, A Passion for Ragtime

Recently Carol Binkowski, a friend of mine, brought her latest book, Joseph F. Lamb, A Passion for Ragtime, to life at an evening event at the Montclair, NJ Historical Society. Using photographs and music, Carol painted a vivid picture of Lamb: … Continue reading

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Happiness Boot Camp: This Recruit Focused on a Relationship

When I signed on to participate in a happiness “Boot Camp,” Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, suggested (based on my answers to a questionnaire and an interview) that I focus on two resolutions and … Continue reading

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Happiness Boot Camp: This Recruit Focused on What’s Important

A few weeks ago I signed on to participate in a happiness “Boot Camp.” Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, devised a program for me and I agreed to share the results on an episode … Continue reading

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