Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?
My fellow blogger, “I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes” wrote today about being Jewish; that it’s not easy to be a Jew these days. A fellow Jew just like me, and afraid just as I am. Having recently traveled to Paris, the events of the past week have really shaken me up. In May of 2014... Read more »

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror
A few weeks back one of my dear blogger friends, High Gloss and Sauce wrote a piece with the title “Life is Always Good”. It really touched me as prior to 2014, I was a rose colored glasses kind of gal. Yes, I have certainly had struggles in prior years and admit that the older... Read more »

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?
In the past week I’ve had lots of friends “yearbook” of pictures popping up on my Facebook news feed. They (Zuckerberg and gang) like to remind us of our year as we have posted it and give us a happy recap. But what if your year was awful? I won’t post my own “yearbook” as... Read more »
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The giving of Thanksgiving: can you help this family out?

The giving of Thanksgiving: can you help this family out?
I don’t usually make appeals like this. Actually I never do. But I was moved to tell this story. In July of this year, a woman named Beverly Donehey passed away. I never knew this woman. She came and went in the world and her legacy has never been recognized for what I have been... Read more »

Shopping on Thanksgiving Day: is the greed necessary?

Last week I received a postcard in the mail that Old Navy was having a “pre Black Friday sale” November 22nd. Fifty percent off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE. The fine print is of course that you have to use their credit card or you only get thirty percent off. I just happen to have that... Read more »

Losing a parent: does time ever really heal?

Losing a parent: does time ever really heal?
Today marks exactly fifteen weeks since my father passed away. I remember so vividly the phone call from my sister, screaming “He’s gone, he’s gone” over and over. I’d had my bag packed to go see him that morning. I knew that time was running out and I had to get up there (Madison). I... Read more »
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"YOU" by Caroline Kepnes: why it's the best book I've read in years and why you should read it too

"YOU" by Caroline Kepnes: why it's the best book I've read in years and why you should read it too
I’m not typically a book reviewer, I just read something and move on to the next. I do read book reviews however and it was in People Magazine that I came across one of their “picks”. ¬†They recommended a book called “You”, by debut author Caroline Kepnes. They referred to it as chilling. That’s all... Read more »

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it
Every time we near an election day I start to cringe. As a kid, my parents were not only into politics, they were campaign managers for several candidates. They were away all the time, at meetings, rallies and any other event that promoted their candidates. They managed the campaigns of former Niles Mayor Nicholas Blase... Read more »

Nipples: Part deux

Well, I know you are all waiting, holding your breath as to what my decision was regarding my nipple dilemma. Seriously I pray none of you actually gave it a thought today but if you did I have an announcement to make: I chose Option 1. Why you ask? Well, I’m happy to tell you.... Read more »
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Nipples, nips or whatever you want to call them: do I really need them now??

Nipples, nips or whatever you want to call them: do I really need them now??
Yep, I am writing about nipples. Not a subject that I woke up thinking I would write about today but as the day wore on, I have had to evaluate their necessity. Tomorrow I am headed to my friendly neighborhood plastic surgeon for my final phase of my breast reconstruction. Nipples. Once upon a time... Read more »