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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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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It’s Been a Lovely Cruise

  I know I’m not the only one who is more than ready for a vacation right now. I took a little trip down memory lane today and posted on Huffington Post about the cruise we took in 2008. Aaahhh, it was bringing back some wonderful memories and a pull to take another trip. I’m researching River Cruises now. I thought I would share it with you here, and ask you to share your favorite vacation story. Have you gone on a cruise? Maybe you went on a ski trip? Whatever it is, feel free to share a piece of
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A Heartache Tonight

  Part of me can’t wait for 2016 to morph into 2017 and another part of me is fearful of how much worse it’s going to be. I see nothing good coming from this transition of power. I am and have been determined to push back at every opportunity to hold this new regime’s feet to the fire but, lately, I’ve become very sad. I’m not a crier by nature. Crying never helped me through any of the tough times in my past but, suddenly the slightest thing puts a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Many
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Christmas Memories

  Christmas is upon us. I’ve had a lifetime of dealing with good ones and bad ones.   With the revolving door of father’s in my life growing up, you never really knew what Christmas would bring and, I’m not just talking about presents. Up until the age of five, it was my grandparents who filled in the Santa role. My mother was on her third husband by then and since her second one didn’t want me living with them I lived with my grandparents. My father was long gone and I have no memory of Christmas with him. I’m
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Jobs, I’ve Had a Few…part 3

  When the modeling agency closed it didn’t take me long to become bored. A couple of my friends started teaching aerobic dance in the evenings at the school gym and I loved helping them come up with routines. I didn’t get paid for it, but I got the classes for free and was in the best shape of my life. That alone was worth it! I miss that body…sigh.     Anyway, someone contacted me about a woman’s health spa that was for sale. Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur, so they say, or as someone once said, “An
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I’m With Her, part 3

  Well, well, well. As one of Drumpf’s campaign workers said under their breath last night, ‘The wheels are off the bus now!” I had planned a post for today about the plight of the old white men who are the most avid supporters of the orange pig, but I didn’t see this juicy morsel coming. I think those of us who have always known he is a pig are only surprised at the response from the mainstream Republicans. I guess hearing him talk about grabbing a woman by the ‘pussy’ was the final straw for any thinking man with
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Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance, my review

  I used to read fiction more often than I have in recent years. Ken Follett, was a favorite and Michener. American History came in second for a long time. Roots, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Harry S. Truman. More recently I’ve been reading memoir. Reading others stories of life helps me shape my own story. None more so than Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. I can’t remember when I first heard of it but I knew I wanted to read it. I ordered it on Kindle but, after I started getting into it, I knew I needed the
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Jobs, I’ve Had a Few, part 2

  If you missed the first installment you can catch up here. After the brief stint waitressing I began to look for something more interesting. I discovered a local paper was looking for sales people. It was more of a shopper type rag than newspaper and I decided to give it a shot. It was run completely by women and in the late ‘70’s, when ‘I am Woman hear me Roar’ was an anthem of sorts, that was quite a fete. I connected with the entire crew right away and hit the road. My territory was rather large, covering several
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Jobs, I’ve had a few!

  I thought I would write a few posts about the assorted employment positions I’ve had over the years. Hence the title. My first job was raising my brothers. It started when I was ten and lasted until I left home at eighteen. There was no pay involved. After high school, I knew college was not financially an option. I was the first high school graduate in my family. I wanted to accept an apprenticeship with an ad agency but, it didn’t coincide with mom’s schedule so she wouldn’t let me take the position. It was 1968 and Sunoco was
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