New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, since as far back as I can remember, we have all made a New Year’s resolution. We would all pick out some vice we had, and in order to better ourselves, we would vow to improve on this particular vice. We would make it our New Year’s resolution. I always struggled with this particular thing but went along with it …

Ringing in the New Year

How do you ring in the New Year? Everyone all over the world celebrates this glorious holiday in similar, yet different ways. We all like to hope that the following year will bring much luck and health, along with happiness and hopefully, peace on earth. For me, I like the low key but party like atmosphere when you are with …

School Visits

I recently visited Vineland High School to speak with 3 different classes about my books. I brought copies of all three books- even The Crusaders.  Although I did not write it, it is a big part of who I am and what is happening in my life. I never really prepare for the school visits. I know I am going …

Looking Forward to Holidays

Every year with bated breath, I, along with millions of others,wait for the holidays to come and embrace us all. We shop, wrap, bake, decorate, go to church and/or synagogue and prepare for a few wonderful nights with the family and close friends.  I adore all of it and love having everyone over for family dinner.  No matter what is …

Dance Like Nobody is Watching!

Funny, I often hear this saying and think nothing of it, but I understand the significance. I’m sharing this story with you because this saying haunted me all day long a few days ago. Visiting a friend who is bedridden and in terrible shape is something none of us want to do, but, we do it and feel better that …

A Medium!

Just went to see my first medium recently with my sister. The Long Island Medium was in Atlantic City and we decided to do a girl day together. First of all, just spending the alone time with my sister is a wonderful treat since she is always so busy.  We have both watched the show with Theresa Caputo on television and …

Dreaming

We are dreamers. I dream of vacations in exotic places, winning the lottery, world peace, and being healthy. My guess is that I hit some, if not all, of your dreams as well. I dream of not having to even think about it being childhood cancer awareness month and breast cancer month, just that life should float from month to …

My Dear Friend Jean

Without knowing all of the details, my close friend Jean suffered pancreatitis over this past holiday weekend and sent me a text from the hospital. I have not even asked her if she made it through Thanksgiving dinner as of yet because I was so upset she was ill. She has not had her gallbladder removed and is in recovery hoping …

Cold!

For those of you who know me personally, I, like about 1/2 the country, cannot handle the cold weather. A gradual changing of the seasons is something I cherish and enjoy because it welcomes the next season in with all new things to think about like flowers, swimming, the changing of the leaves etc. For myself, the cold over the …

A New Baby

Today we got the long awaited call. Our partner and his fiance just had their first baby. It’s a boy! This exciting news ran through my veins and warmed my soul. This is the 3rd or 4th baby born in our group of close friends this year. I may just rename this the “Year of the Baby”. There is nothing like …