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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Life, Family, Blogging and BAMC16

  It has been a month! My last post was March 31 but it seems it’s been ages. Since then we’ve buried my father-in-law’s ashes and he is now at rest with mom. It was quite an ordeal putting it all together. Dave was obsessed with making sure nothing was left to chance. The only thing he hadn’t counted on, and none of us had, was freezing rain and snow on April 9th! Despite Mother Nature, it was a beautiful service and a wonderful send off with family and friends. We spent the night in town, which was good because
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Grandpa Munster and an Orange Buffoon…a rant

  It’s been a while since I’ve ranted here and if I don’t let the rage out I will implode. I know many of you feel the same rage and angst I do in this insane political season. The logical side of my brain believes this insanity will end before we all go to the polls. We are all going to the polls, right? If you don’t vote the idiots win. Never forget that. And, this year there are the biggest and most dangerous idiots I’ve ever seen!       I want someone to create an app that will
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Funny ‘Dad’ Stories

  It’s been a long week. My father-in-law passed away last Saturday. He was 97 years old and in bad health, mentally and physically, for the past two years. First came relief. We’ve been praying for a peaceful end to his languishing. No one wants anyone they care about to suffer. I believe we, collectively as a family, suffered more than he did. He was mentally unable to grasp his condition.     He was being cremated so there was time to gather everyone together. But, since his ashes were delivered to our home, we felt a real need to
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