Archive for January 2012

Politics and your kids; let them make their own choice

Politics and your kids; let them make their own choice
As a child, I was raised in an extremely political household. For as far back as I can remember, my parents were involved in one campaign or another. They were managers for mayoral candidates, senatorial races and various others. My father was a candidate for office in 1974. Whether the candidate or my father won... Read more »

Cancer and the inner circle; you don't want to be a member

Cancer and the inner circle; you don't want to be a member
This has been an interesting week for me as a member of cancer’s inner circle. One of my favorite blogger friends, Mary Tyler Mom wrote a controversial, heavily thought inducing piece regarding the possible creation of a bald Barbie doll for little girls with cancer to enjoy. (There is a facebook page, Beautiful and Bald... Read more »

Conversation and awkward silence, where's the happy medium?

Conversation and awkward silence, where's the happy medium?
I have never been a fan of uncomfortable silence. There is a huge difference between being in a room with my husband and not talking and being with a customer or acquaintance that is quiet and relatively non responsive. With my husband, we have had 26 years together to talk. If we aren’t saying anything... Read more »
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The Bachelor and his mean girls, is this how you get the guy?

The Bachelor and his mean girls, is this how you get the guy?
I think that in the future ABC should change the name of this ever popular reality series to the Bachelor and The Bitches. I readily admit that I can’t seem to stop watching but make no mistake: it’s not because I believe anyone has a real shot at finding love. Statistically the show has had... Read more »

College: When the end of the road is in sight

College: When the end of the road is in sight
In exactly four months and nine days my youngest daughter will graduate from college. The final tuition payment will be made January 15. After 25 years of working, saving and dishing out countless dollars, it’s just about over. The emotions one feels at this stage in life can be overwhelming. Obviously there is the relief... Read more »