Category Archives: Friends

My Talented Mom: On Her 85th Birthday

In October my Mom turned 85! It’s pretty shocking to me…that’s a big number. But my Mom is really ageless in my mind. She’s vibrant, active and opinionated. She has friends of all ages, but the two common themes of … Continue reading

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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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