YOU by Caroline Kepnes: the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES is coming out in February and damn, it's so good

YOU by Caroline Kepnes: the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES is coming out in February and damn, it's so good
Often times books and films have sequels that never seem to live up to the original. When I first read the thriller “YOU”, by Caroline Kepnes I could not imagine that anything could be better. It hit all the notes and buttons of being the kind of book that would become a bestseller. So, how... Read more »

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly
As I was writing this blog, I was on an airplane at 30,000 feet. I was on it for nearly 10 hours and could actually feel my skin drying from the altitude and lousy air circulation. I see now that I added a few new lines to my collection. When we landed and I stood... Read more »

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?
Just another day. Sitting in my office as it grows dark on what was a gloomy winter day, door locked and nervous to go outside. Ridiculous I know – why would I be afraid to walk outside here? Why wouldn’t I be? Trying to get some work done on my computer as the news flashes... Read more »
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Gained some weight this Thanksgiving weekend? One way to control that overeating

Gained some weight this Thanksgiving weekend? One way to control that overeating
Sure, all that turkey, stuffing. mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread, cranberries, pumpkin pie, whipped cream and other various Thanksgiving delights tasted great. Sure, you had everyone telling you “It’s a holiday, don’t worry about your weight”. That’s all great. But then you weighed yourself. You gained several pounds just this past weekend and... Read more »

Starbucks cups and the North Shore heroin problem: which should we be worrying about?

Starbucks cups and the North Shore heroin problem: which should we be worrying about?
This is a question that most people should know and state the obvious answer to. Then there are those who actually were up in arms over a Starbucks Cup that was too plain. A. Starbucks. Cup. Or as Ellen calls it: #cupgate. The Official Page of DV (dysfunctional veterans ) Radio put that one to... Read more »

Having children: Make sure you can accept them no matter what, or please don't have them

Having children: Make sure you can accept them no matter what, or please don't have them
It’s been a very long time since I plunked away at my computer to share my thoughts. Today I have to as many conversations have caused me to broach this subject: making absolutely sure that you can and will accept your child, whatever they may grow up to be, no matter what. Earlier this year... Read more »
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#Love Wins: Marriage for all, this my friends is something worth writing about

#Love Wins: Marriage for all, this my friends is something worth writing about
It’s been a long time since I’ve put my thoughts into writing. Sometimes something that is important to us is interrupted by events that we have no control over. Writing was important to me however, in the past six months things in my life were for the first time in a very long time: peaceful.... Read more »

Lauren Spierer: Missing nearly four years and no closer to an answer; can you help?

Lauren Spierer: Missing nearly four years and no closer to an answer; can you help?
What a sweet face. Petite, blonde, blue eyed young girl with the pretty face that her parents have not had the joy of looking at in person for nearly four years. June 3, 2011 began a nightmare for Charlene and Robert Spierer that never ends. In the early morning hours of that day, their beloved... Read more »

ESPN's Britt McHenry and her temper tantrum - suspension or should she be fired?

ESPN's Britt McHenry and her temper tantrum - suspension or should she be fired?
Let’s just start with the tantrum, since this is what type of behavior is being discussed across the country right now: I haven’t written much as of late but after seeing this I feel compelled to comment. The old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover”? How true, how true. To look at... Read more »
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The Bachelor - my new rules for next season

The Bachelor - my new rules for next season
We’re almost to the end of this season’s The Bachelor as we await the fate of Whitney and Becca. Not that we all care so deeply about their fate; we just wonder who in the world will really be happy in the little town that apparently not just time, but everyone forgot. The town (sorry... Read more »