Two judges picked Carole as the winner of the Sept. 15 contest. Yeah, Carole! Congratulations to you. Here is her wonderful entry: “Dumb Luck” or “Besheirt”? Not receiving any sorority invites in grade 9, I became an active member of


4 TRUTHS AND A CONTEST FOR YOU Happy Rosh Hashanah! Not to get all self-helpie, but Wayne Dyer’s obituary, the first thing I read after a 12-day trip, ending in Buffalo for my 50th Bennett High reunion, makes me want


Janet Erenstoft (1912-2015) Today September 8th would have been the 103rd birthday of my first best friend’s mother.  She died last month a few weeks before our 50th Bennett High reunion.  At her bedside, near the end, Inez started to

My Big News

A short post with big news: my memoir has been accepted by Passager Books, affiliated with the University of Baltimore. It will be published in the spring of 2016. My editors, Kendra and Mary, are beyond terrific. I’m thrilled to

My Heroes

Thurs. two days before the bike event: I bought the healthy snacks my wonderful AARP editor, Allan, a long distance biker, told me to buy for my husband: bananas, peanut butter, apples, oranges, and Fig Newtons. I ate them. Friday,

Lobster Rolls, My Mother-in-Law, and Other New England Treasures

  First road-trip stop—Boston—to see my 98-year-old (in Sept.) mother- in- law. The witty remarks and laughter kept coming. Her gratitude for our visit, her health, and being alive were apparent. So was her interest in me. She asked a

The Winners…

We all won last week with the same sex marriage ruling.  Talk about wonderful!  Talk about great! About the Dad contest on my blog:  those of you who entered were all winners, too. I love your entries. I laughed. I

Your Contest/My Dad

Gone from this world since 1997, my father now guides me from heaven before or after his early bird dinners and bridge games; his voice, wit, and wisdom remain strong. When alive, he showed up big time in my life