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RVing The Next Chapter!

Who new National and State Parks are often bereft of full hook-ups? For people, like me, who are not in the know, “dry” camping means the lack of a continuous water hook-up. Without this continuous water-hook-up, a subscribed amount of water has to be added to an RVs fresh water tank.   Filling up the … Continue reading

Glamping, Here I Come…. Well, Maybe!

Last summer, I’ve shared with you my previous escapade as a first time RV’er in the camper my husband suddenly “sprung” on me.  To say, at the time, I was under enthused was an understatement but as we know, the universe has a sense of humor.   For some unearthly reason, I find myself suddenly … Continue reading

It’s Hard to Say Good-Bye

“I feel like an orphan” my sister-in-law tearfully shared with me shortly after the death of her mother. “I know that sounds ridiculous as I am 52 years old, married and with a family of my own.  I sympathetically commiserated with her, believing from the depth of my being that I felt her pain.  I … Continue reading

Oh Brother! That is Sooooo Annoying!!

No more politics, at least not for the moment, my blood pressure needs a rest! Politics aside, if I’m being honest, there are still quite a few things that get under my skin. Top Pet Peeves, and by the way this is not an all-inclusive list!! Commercials for Pay Day Loans: If your finances are … Continue reading

The Gathering

Another holiday, another family get together. Mother Nature was triumphant in all of her glory. The panoramic breathtaking New York skyline served as a picture perfect backdrop to a splendid day.  As I looked around the table I could not contain my pride as I observed the animated and engaged faces of my adult children … Continue reading

NOT AGAIN!

Knowing that it was “spring ahead” time in a few weeks began a slow, creeping adrenaline rush that radiated from the core of my being. Having spent the winter months of January and February in sunny Florida renewed my spirit and lulled me into a false sense of summer. Returning to New York, at the … Continue reading

A Paycheck Away…………

Homelessness is a phenomenon that happens to someone else, maybe to the man down the street, or the family on the other side of town, but never to anyone we know.   As the disheveled, scraggly, odor kissed homeless man began to approach, I felt the adrenaline coursing through my veins, the fight and flight … Continue reading

The Porsche

Thirty four years ago, almost to the day, my brother Gregory died. Without preliminary warning, apologies or compassion, death has a way of enveloping even the strongest and most stoic among us while bringing us crashing to our  knees. The most vivid of my childhood memories seems to be during the time we lived in … Continue reading

Countdown to Christmas

The countdown to Christmas has begun, along with all of the characteristic craziness that is often synonymous with this time of year. Trying to get the “right” present for loved ones and friends without destroying the budget is daunting. The tendency to equate love with how much is spent on gifts is a trap many … Continue reading

The Road to Healing

It’s not politically correct to talk about race, religion or ethnicity especially in a mixed setting. Immediately you can sense the nervous tapping of pens, the inability to complete sentences and the shifting of feet from one to another. Many of my white friends, many of whom I’ve known most of my life, would respond … Continue reading