Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor
Don’t Run Screaming from the Room
Did She Want to Go to the Beach One More Time?
Flipping My Switch
Today I Am a Toy Car
A Great Happiness Hack – Kindness!
Going to Missouri Without Leaving Ohio
No Yawning Allowed!
Call Me Butter, I’m on a Roll!
Adulting: Like Folding a Fitted Sheet, No One Really Knows How to Do It
I Didn’t Hear That. Can You Say it Again?
Newsletter – The Fall Fun Edition – September, 2022
Two Experts on the How-To’s of Happiness
The Facts of Life – Mathematically Speaking
Do You Have a Bottomless To Do List?
Shrunken Heads vs Inflated Ones – In Praise of PRaise
High School Reunions – Love ’em or Loathe ’em?
JUNE, 2022 – Quarterly Newsletter
Why William Faulkner Would Not Be a Successful Writer Today
If You Don’t Know What Introspection is, You Need to Take a Long, Hard Look at Yourself
Celebrating WOW Women
How Did I Screw Up? Let Me Count the Ways.
Are You Sick of Cooking?
50 Years ago
Why Female Friendships are Worthy of Envy
Victory Lies in Making the Journey
Worrying About Field Sobriety Tests and Other Aspects of Aging
Go Ahead, Make My Day
My Need to Be Successful
Leave ’em Laughing
Aging Parents Present Challenges for Children
Doing Splits at Thanksgiving
In a Billy Joel State of Mind
Five Sinatra Songs, Five Reflections
30 Reasons to Be Grateful at My Granddaughter’s Soccer Game
Playing Jeopardy with My Mom and Dad
Pluck It and Chuck It – Getting Rid of a Lifetime of Stuff
Getting My Affairs In Order – My First Three Steps
Five Life Lessons from Dolly Parton
It All Adds Up
Loving Anne Lamott Frizzy Hair and All
Two Recipes: One for Cake and One for a Meaningful Summer
A Writing Contest – The Inside Scoop
Help! I Like Zoom Better than Face-to-Face Meetings
Getting Out of Bed – a Moaning and Groaning Affair
I’m a New & Improved Granny
Do You Check Your Phone Before You Pee in the Morning?
SPRING It On!
Can You Use Sarcophagus in a Sentence?
How To Be Rich In Friends
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do – the Parent and Teen Version
The What Can I Do Now Dilemma
Too Much Time on My Hands
The Pandemic Marathon…and more
So Much Has Changed! I Will Too!
Let the Good Times Roll!
My Holiday Plan: One Something
With a Song in My Heart
I Don’t Want to Do This Myself!
Managing Our Losses During COVID-19
A Wonderful Thing Called Experience
Ice Cream Reveries
Influencers Are Everywhere, Not Just on Social Media
Reading Time Versus TV Time
In Praise of Soup
My Personal State of the Union Address
Allowing Myself to Feel My Feelings
Worrying…But Trying Not To
When There’s No Plan B
My Brand of Decision-Making: Paralysis by Analysis?
Diaper Need in America – Help a Baby Today
Why You Should Quit Reading eBooks and Go Back to Printed Copies
Walking for Good Health – How to Create the Habit
My dad had a heart attack in his fifties. This caused him to make lifestyle changes that improved his diet and added more exercise. He had been a weekend golfer for years, but after his sojourn in the hospital, he took up walking as well. A decade into his new habit, he recommended it to me. While he had a target heart rate that he tried to maintain – carrying hand weights to do so – he told me to forget all that, to just go for a walk four or five times a week. He said I didn’t have…
Would I Have Been a Gracious Receiver of Kindness in Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11?
We Are Family
Life Lesson: Good Enough is Good Enough
The Inside Scoop on Writing for Those Who Like to Read
A fellow writer on Twitter gave this writing advice today: “Don’t dumb it down. You don’t need to assume the reader won’t understand what you are saying. Assume they WILL understand.” I agree with him wholeheartedly but this advice doesn’t exactly apply for people writing online. My response to him was this: Anyone who uses WordPress for their website is actively dumbing down all they write all the time, or at least they are being encouraged to. In that 34% of all websites are powered by WordPress – including the likes of The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft News, and the…