Tagged with choices

June, The Month of New Beginnings

I love June. June is the month of my birth, so perhaps that’s the reason……. but since I’m not a big birthday person, I’m sure that’s not it. As a kid, June signified the end of the school year, the beginning of the carefree days of summer, Johnnie, the ice-cream man, Manhattan Beach, and hours … Continue reading

The BI Girls Together Again!

As my plane circled JFK airport, my feel good endorphins could not be contained. This feeling evoked by spending 6 days with women I’ve known for over 48 years was beyond words. Describing them as friends is an understatement. The word friend, although in certain respects is an apt description, falls increasingly short in describing … Continue reading

Life is a Choice

As we approach the wedding season, it dawned on me that whom you marry determines a plethora of things that someone in love or lust may overlook. When I was in my late twenties, it occurred to me or as Oprah would say “I had an AHA” moment that this thing called marriage was a … Continue reading

You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

Being a woman of a certain age I’ve become all too familiar with the pharmacy counter. The usual afflictions of age have not escaped me although, most of the time, I feel invincible. The human body is a finely tuned synchronous marvel of wonder. A beating heart, arguably the most important organ in the body, … Continue reading

Blessings

Sitting across from my friend, my eyes were irretrievably fixated on the tiny lines etched around the circumference of her face. In a few short years she had aged immeasurably. Every New Year’s Eve we reason, things can’t possible get any worse than the previous year, but in hindsight it seemed that once again we … Continue reading

Adios 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 I am fraught with emotions. For me, 2015 was a mixed bag of feelings, challenges and a health scare that ultimately turned into blessings and triumphs culminating in the life altering decision to retire. After more than four decades of gainful employment the decision to retire, although welcomed, … Continue reading

The Engagement Party

Yesterday, two families celebrated the engagement of two very special people, my daughter Brooke and her fiance Kelly Ann. Two families who, with a few exceptions, were virtual strangers. As the host of the party, I had the usual anxiety that rears its ugly head whenever I find myself in the midst of planning and … Continue reading

Grace

I’ve heard the term grace throughout my life although the definition seemed like a slippery eel, present for a brief moment than unceremoniously disappearing within the recesses of my mind. I’ve always known that grace had something to do with God’s blessings but whether or not grace was something I could strive for or needed … Continue reading