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Another Long Island Staycation: Oheka Castle

My friends and family will tell you that I am an avid Groupon user. Groupon opens up a world of opportunities, restaurants, products and adventures at a significantly discounted price; many of which, in the course of my normal life, I would never take advantage of. I’m a big proponent of staycations, which are mini retreats that involve minimal … Continue reading

Cup-A-Jo: A Throwback in Time

Driving along route 81, the change of seasons painted a vivid cornucopia of brown, orange and red hues glistening against the azure sky.  The endless dotted line highway seemed to mock my weary body as the miles stretched before us. The much needed respite beckoned like an oasis in the desert as we veered right … Continue reading

Girls’ Weekend, Nashville, Tennessee

A woman of foreign birth came up to me while I was waiting for the tour bus in Nashville Tennessee. My friends and I were on our long awaited girls’ weekend satisfying two of the cities on our bucket list. I was surprised that she didn’t understand what I meant when I explained to her … Continue reading

Ciao!

Italy is not for the faint of heart or slight of foot. Being of a certain age, I could not help but notice the potential pitfalls as we explored the wonders of Rome. Roma, as it is commonly known, is awe inspiring. During the sweltering near record perspiration dripping July heat, the throngs of tourists intermingling with … Continue reading

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 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

Stop and Smell the Roses!

Being a native New Yorker, there are so many things you take for granted. The hustle and bustle of life creates a myopic existence as we race from home to work or to whatever our jammed packed schedules have on the horizon. Even my friends who are lucky enough to have retired, often exclaim, how … Continue reading

Chronicles of a Baby Boomer

I am blessed. No matter what hardships or obstacles lay before me I’ve always known, acknowledged and felt extremely grateful that I grew up at the time and in the place that I did. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s air raid drills, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cold War were an integral … Continue reading