What Fills You With Joy?

  Here we are in the middle of June 2016, in the worst political climate I can ever remember. This post is not about politics. I need to take a break from the insanity that is going on in our world for a while.   So I’ve decided to share with you what makes me happy and makes me smile every single day. We’ll go through the early season to today. Daffodils abound here. Too many to count!     I worked in the floral industry for 8 years as a designer and loved every single minute of it. How
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Shattered Ceilings and Strange Bedfellows

  It has been a Historic week in the U.S.A. for women and those who love and care about equality. The glass ceiling has been shattered in a long awaited and much anticipated way. Whether you love or hate her, Hillary Clinton is now the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. As I wrote a while ago, I have not been Hillary’s strongest supporter but, Bernie lost me when he didn’t step up and educate his young followers about the importance of voting the party line this year with Drumpf getting the GOP’s blessing. Granted their blessing isn’t
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What Feeds Your Soul?

  Religion and politics don’t mix. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase before. And yet, Freedom of Religion is the first amendment to our Constitution. I don’t believe it means you can’t be religious and political but, you shouldn’t force either onto others. We’re all entitled to our own beliefs and, for me, that’s what makes America great. If you’ve read this blog before you probably know where I stand politically. Religion and I have had an on again off again history. Let me explain. My grandfather was a Southern Baptist minister. I adored my grandfather and he adored me.
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Small Town America

  With all the moving around we’ve done over the last 40+ years there was one constant, Dave had his job and every promotion was a transfer. Since his job paid the bills I was forced to follow my grandmother’s sage advice, “If you want to keep your hand in the pocket you gotta move with the pants.” The upside to all the moves was being able to continually reinvent myself. I have had many career reinventions, including a few businesses of my own, and it has been my extended education.   One of the most enjoyable was a modeling
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STOP the HATE!

  Ok. Enough already. I am so tired of hearing about bathrooms. I could quote statistics, but for those who really believe their sons and daughters are going to be raped in a public bathroom by a transgender person it is pointless. In fact, there’s been a myth out there for years about rapes in public bathrooms, whether by transgender, gay, or straight. GOOGLE IT!     It’s simply not true. Most sexual assaults happen in the home. Parking lots are high on the list, also. The majority of victims know their assailants. What is driving this insanity over bathrooms
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A Friday the 13th Rant, No Politics Involved!

It is Friday the 13th. You know what that means…? I don’t. I’m not much for superstitions. I do know it looks like gloom and doom outside here on the NE coast. The trending weather pattern is driving me crazy. It was sunny and beautiful yesterday. Today, rain and fog. Sunday may not hit 50?! Wtf?? So, at the risk of sounding grumpy, I’m using this post to unload some of the things that have been driving me crazy lately. 1st: Local car ads on TV. I will preface this by stating, I sold cars for two years. Not in
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An Excerpt from the Memoir

  The memoir is coming along and I thought I would share a piece of it here. This is still in the first draft, so many changes will be made, I’m sure. Comments and sharing are always appreciated!     I was still adjusting to a step- brother who was physically my size but four years younger. He was a nice enough kid but, he came with as much baggage as I had. Leaving a brother who had developmental problems that I still don’t know about, and moving in with a father he barely knew, plus a step-mother and siblings, it had
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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It is Cinco de Mayo and that means I’m re-sharing this post from 2010 about how this holiday became my favorite.   Have you ever had a near death experience?   Seen the light, so to speak?  Well, today is the 16th anniversary of mine, and I am thrilled to be here telling you about it.  But first, I have to tell you about the most fun I ever had on Cinco de Mayo… It was in the mid-90’s and my son, Greg, was living in NYC.  A friend of mine from my days in radio owned a promotion’s company
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Misogyny and Politics are Strange Bedfellows

  Have you ever seen something that made you say, “Well, now I’ve seen it all.”? That phrase runs through my head every time I see women supporting Drumpf. Have that many women completely lost their self-esteem? Do they really believe we should be treated as second-class citizens? Isn’t it bad enough we still have to fight to get equal pay for equal work? It certainly won’t happen with a Drumpf for president, or any Republican, for that matter. Not even Kasich. When I see women at Drumpf rallies I often believe they are there because their ‘man’ made them.
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BAM

What Happens in Vegas? #BAM16!

  It is Friday, April 22nd and it has been a week! Let me explain. This time last week I was sitting in the Phoenix airport with my friend, Doreen McGettigan, (who was kind enough to let me stay with her Thursday night because she’s 10 min. from the airport as opposed to my 2 hrs.), wondering what the hell we were doing in Phoenix. Our flight on #americanairlines was supposed to be a direct flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas, where we were heading for the #BAMC16 blog conference. The first we knew anything about going to Phoenix was
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