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!
Many thanks to our new friends in Rochester, NY who chose our book Novel Women as this month’s pick.
Our book this month was our own Novel Women. The support from the rest of our book club has been incredible. Women working and helping each other to be the best they can be. So inspiring!
At our last book club, I looked across the table and smiled. Each one of these lovely women brings something unique to our group, and I marvel at our differences and similarities and how we’ve blended over the years to become this reassuring place where our secrets are safe, and our spirits are lifted. Seasoned…Continue reading Looking for Camaraderie and Comfort this Year – Join a Book Club!
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