Posted in June 2015

The Supreme Court Did It!!

The Supreme Court did it. By a vote of 5 to 4 the justices of the Supreme Court deemed it legal to marry the man or woman of your dreams, regardless of gender. The outcry from the conservative right, fundamentalist Christians, and whomever else believes that God mandates that marriage is a union between a man and … Continue reading

The Baguette That Got Away

Originally posted on Crohn's & the Real Girl:
I have a complicated relationship with baguettes. When I was 16, I won this scholarship to study in Paris for a month. Naturally, my diet for the entirety of my stay largely consisted of whole baguettes eaten in one sitting and what can only be described…

The Bucket List

  Bucket lists edged its way into our consciousness in 2007 when Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, two terminally ill patients, frolicked their way across the silver screen trying to make sense of the last chapter in their lives. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness, recovered from a recent brush with cancer or … Continue reading


I am acutely away that as we age the natural order of life includes the death of our parents. No matter how old we are and no matter how old our parents are when they pass, it’s too soon. My 50 year old sister-in-law tearfully sobbed that, although she felt foolish saying it, when her … Continue reading

Retirement: When To Pull The Trigger?

For as long as I can remember work has been my constant companion. When I was 13 years old I started babysitting. My hourly rate was between .50 and .75 cents an hour, boy was I loaded! I even spent one summer as a mother’s helper at a bungalow colony in the Catskills, affectionately known … Continue reading

The Coffee Smells Good Too

Tunnel vision is often contagious as the hustle and bustle of life provides plenty of excuses for keeping our noses to the grindstone instead of taking the time to stop and smell the coffee. Well…….I’ve decided to do just that, stop, take a breath and become more engaged in life. My first stop was to … Continue reading