Christmas and Hanukkah have passed, and hopefully we enjoyed family, friends, and fellowship, along with fun feasts and festive food. Especially in climes where the weather is more conducive to snuggling by the fireplace and drinking a hot cocoa or hot toddy, it is tempting to continue the feeding frenzy and to hibernate in those…Continue reading 5 Reasons Not to Wait Until January To Launch Fitness Resolutions
I vividly remember nuclear survival drills in grammar school in the 1960’s. The drills began when I entered kindergarten and continued until sometime in seventh or eighth grade. As we got older, it became a time to break the monotony of the day with a little movement and unabashed teasing of whoever looked the silliest…Continue reading Defunct Missile Base and Teenagers – Hmmm, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
One of the benefits of NJ country living is the abundance of local farms. We may have traffic challenges from Labor Day to Halloween which force us to devise detours and to postpone weekend errands, but it is fun having so many apple orchards, cider mills, corn mazes, hay rides, pick-your-own fields, and petting zoos…Continue reading Of Pumpkins
Another year of joyous reading! What could be better? I love to hear how an author creates his or her novel. Some of these stories are as good as the book itself. At the annual Morristown Festival of Books held on Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, I got a chance to listen to…Continue reading Morristown Festival of Books – 2017
Wedded Bliss. Growing up in the 1960’s I viewed marriage as something easy and gentle, like what I saw on The Donna Reed Show or Father Knows Best. Although my parents certainly didn’t have that vibe going on. As a young child I kept trying to get them to watch the TV show and learn…Continue reading Mayhem in Suburbia
I begin to feel it around mid-August. Lifeguards start to desert their stands and return to college campuses. Sunrise walks require a windbreaker and the late afternoon sun sits noticeably lower in the sky. Even beach reading material changes. Fewer people are scrolling on iPhones and flipping through vapid beach reads and tabloids. I notice…Continue reading It’s Time
Back in another lifetime, when I was in journalism school, my professor stood before our advanced reporting class and giddily (yes, giddily) told us that a new editorial writing class had been added to the next term. He added that he hoped all of us would consider taking it. This was back in the days…Continue reading Finding My Voice
Stories. It’s all about the stories. They enhance our lives, help us when we’re down, show us we’re not alone, make our hearts race for pleasure or pain or fear. They come in all styles and genres – no matter what you fancy. Some send shock waves through the universe and others make a small…Continue reading Drum Roll…Hello Everyone!
Is it nobler to read only books made from paper? Or are the nuts and bolts of outrageous gadgetry the way to go! That is the question that has plagued me for years. Should I finally break down and buy a Kindle? Oh, but to give up my precious books! Reading is my passion! I…Continue reading To Kindle or Not to Kindle, Hmm!