In a Land of Strangers

If God were going to be merciful and take pity on us, he would have arranged for one candidate to soundly trounce the other. Instead, we find ourselves being put to this macabre test.


The Conundrum that is New York City

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by New York City…

Five Days in July~Making Miracles with Music Notes

So here’s the thing. I’m not sure I believe in “once in a lifetime” anymore. I haven’t given up looking for it. Not at all. On the contrary, there has been so many “once in a lifetimes” in my life already that the phrase has been replaced with “when will I top this”.   Not “how…

Trying Something New Already????

I subscribe to a blog feed called “Feedspot”.  Every day I receive a Feedspot e-mail with a nice list of new posts from all sorts of interesting news websites and blogs that I chose when I subscribed to the service.   Many, many days go by without my reading a single blog or news article….

What is a Life Without Change

Hugh Prather, an author who I’ve never heard of  until just this moment, was quoted as saying  “Just when I think I have learned the way to live,  life changes.”  You know, this just seems to sum up the jumble of thoughts running around my brain these days so perfectly.   Lately I’ve been thinking…

My daughter is NOT a cupcake cutie

If you’re  not a friend or relative of mine, or if you’re my Facebook friend but you’ve been living under a rock, allow me to update you. Yesterday, May 23, 2015(to be precise), my daughter, Amanda, graduated from Johnson & Wales University(JWU). She received her Bachelors of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts and Food…

You Might As Well Give Him A Gun

“When I grew up and fell in love, I asked my sweetheart – ‘what lies ahead?’” I’ve become immune to those gross, graphic anti-smoking ads with their scary x-rays, pustulating blood vessels full of white gook, blackened and atrophied internal organs – even the lady with the artificial voice box doesn’t phase me any more….

A Type B Personality Living in a Type A World

Greetings!  Thanks for giving my blog a try!  I can’t guarantee that I will stick to any particular theme.  I generally get flashes of inspiration about this or that and can’t relax until I write them down.  So I guess you never know what you’re going to get from me.   I may post entries…