Gratitude and Peace… A Shift in Attitude

  Today I feel like sharing randomness. The insanity in our country today is taking a toll on many of us…too many of us. I’m an admitted news junkie and all about anything that is anti-drumpf, but it’s time to focus more on the positive things in life and get back to gratitude. Mind you, I’m still going to follow the news and obsess about things like why was Jill Stein at that infamous dinner in Russia with Putin and Flynn? When will a ‘deep throat’ show up to get this circus out of our lives and in jail? Admittedly,
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Cinco de Mayo! or as I call it…Happy To Be Alive Day!

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 17th 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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Sparkle For A Cause: My interview with Sparkle Plenty Designs

  Back in the mid-2000s, we met a charming young couple, Lee and Andrew Sequeira, who had just started a new business. It was called Sparkle Plenty Designs and they made creative, fun and sparkly T-shirts. They started the business in their home, which was a few blocks from ours, and in a short period of time, it began to really take off. A mutual friend told them we had an apartment in our triplex that was available for rent and put us together. It was such a great match for all of us. We became great friends over the
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Big Pharma

  Big Pharma. What does that bring to mind? If you’re like me it makes your head begin to explode just thinking about it. Counter productive, no? Well, actually, it’s very productive for them.     I remember a doctor I used to go to many years ago who drove me crazy with every visit. Why? I always try to get the earliest appointment so there’s not a lot of time in the waiting room. With this doctor, the first appointment was usually with a pharmaceutical rep. So I would sit in the waiting room, fuming, while she was filling her
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Who’s Running This Circus?

  I’m beginning to feel we’re living in a three ring circus. One ring is cruel to animals, another testing the limits of human flexibility and, of course, the ring full of clowns. This is not Barnum and Bailey, it’s our government. Talk about ‘SAD’.     The orange clown only cares about ‘winning’ but, he hasn’t been doing it much lately. When plan A goes down the toilet let’s try plan B and, whatever you do, don’t put my name on it! I don’t know about you but, when I first heard of ‘The Freedom Caucus’, I thought they
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The 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show!

  It has been a strange winter and it looks like spring is going to be just as weird. February was almost spring like and March has roared in with a blizzard for some and hurricane force winds for others. We’re getting battered here at the shore but, we’re kind of used to that and there’s no shoveling involved. So, today seems like the perfect day to share our trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I took a few (*ahem* maybe 50) pictures to show you. Let’s start at the entrance…     The theme this year was ‘Holland’ and
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Never Give Up!

It has been a rough week for me. I blame drumpf.     Dave got a cold and I got bronchitis. Don’t ask me why because, if I knew that I could defend against it. It’s been a few years since I’ve had this perpetual coughing jag and I wasn’t missing it, that’s for sure. Of course, I waited until I simply couldn’t take the coughing any longer before I went to the doctor. After a good listen to the rattling chest she came back into the room with a nebulizer for me to suck on while she ordered up
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The Nuclear Football a Party Favor?

  It has been two weeks since my last post here on the blog. I apologize for slacking but, I’ve been a little depressed and empty of words that make sense or, at least seem to have meaning.     I had intended to keep the politics off this site and use HuffPost for all of that but, I know many of you are political junkies like me and share the same views. I’m sure those who don’t have left this cyberspace a while back. That’s fine with me! I feel bad for anyone who has ties to drumpf fans
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We All Need A Good Laugh!

  How are you all holding up these days? I feel as if I’m losing my mind some days. Most days, really. I keep hoping to see more sanity in the world but, since we have the most mentally challenged Executive Branch of government the World has ever seen, it may be hopeless.   This is why I record Colbert, Kimmel, Samantha Bee, SNL, and soon John Oliver will be back, too. I still miss Jon Stewart but, he did make a surprise appearance on Colbert last week and gave me a good laugh. Laughter is not only good medicine,
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Secret Gardens

  I’ve been asked to chair a committee here in Cape May for the 2nd annual Secret Garden Tour. It’s part of the Cape May Forum and last year I participated by providing a painting of mine that was auctioned off, as well as helping to set up the luncheon after the garden tour.     The baton has been passed to me and, to be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed with the responsibility. Things went smoothly, from my view, last year and raised a decent amount of money which goes toward educational and cultural initiatives through affiliate programs
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