The Women’s March, an International Statement!

  All hail the Women’s Marches all over the world! If anyone doubted this was a movement they underestimated us BIGLY. It was awe inspiring! I was thrilled to be a part of this movement with my husband by my side. Dave with our sign. We left home at 8 am and got to Philly at 9:30 am. We were able to park in our church parking lot, which was a blessing. No pun intended. It was a straight walk up to Market St. to get the T and head to where the action was taking place. The trains were
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There’s Going To Be Some Changes Made…

  Here we are in inauguration week and, I don’t know about you but, I’m in kind of a funk. I’ve decided to keep my politics on Huffington Post and try to stay more upbeat here on my blog. I will share the links and hope you’ll read the posts there, but if you are weary of politics I understand. Here’s the latest one: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/587d22fce4b094e1aa9dc89b?timestamp=1484686269968   That said, I would like to ask all of you how you’re handling this new world order. Dave and I are planning to join the Women’s March in Philadelphia on Saturday, which I hope
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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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New York State of Mind

  Christmas time is special to me. My last post was about the good and bad memories of the holidays and how things change as your family grows. This year we had our youngest son and his family here for the weekend prior to Christmas. It brings you back to those days of yore when you see the holiday through the eyes of a six-year-old!     Midweek my oldest son gave me an early Christmas gift, Alvin Ailey in NYC! We took the train up and got to the theater just in time. The performances were all choreographed by
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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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When You Smell Something, Say or Do Something.

  It’s been nine days since my last post. I have gone from the fire in my belly over the election into a semi-depression that came with a cold. Sometimes a cold is the universe’s way of telling you to slow down and rest. I think there’s some truth to that. A constant state of tension and anger is never good for the long haul but, sometimes it’s a reality. Slowing down gives time and space to collect yourself and find the path that makes the most sense to survive what’s coming.   I’m holding onto some hope for December
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We’re All in this Together

  I’m exhausted and I know so many of you all are, too. I find myself questioning everything. So much fake news and misleading articles you don’t know what to believe anymore. Snopes is our friend. Please check your sources. Don’t be part of the problem. That doesn’t help the feeling of unrest in our core, but we have to be vigilant. Call bullshit when you see it.     The one thing we can be sure of is our ‘President Elect’ is a twelve-year-old with a twitter account. You may not be able to discern real from faux news
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A Little Trip in the Wayback Machine Might Help Us All Feel Better

  I know most of you, my loyal followers, are in the same stunned sense of disbelief I am. Well, I thought I would share this post from way back in April of 2013 to perhaps, make us feel a bit more hopeful that this won’t be the apocalypse we’re collectively fearing. Be sure to read the links, too. If you’ve forgotten the Dubya era, as I know I’ve tried to, this may give you some hope for the future. We have our system of checks and balances in this democracy to thank and rely on. Be sure to read the links, too.
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Love and Sanity trump Hate!

  This will likely be my last political post for this election season. I hope. It has been a mind-boggling struggle that became more mind-boggling as it progressed. I, like many others, never took the orange buffoon seriously from the beginning. How could anyone take him seriously? He, the reality show blowhard with the worst comb-over in History running for President of the United States?? Come on! Mind you, I wouldn’t have voted for anyone on the Republican debate stage but, the orange buffoon was like comic relief. Until it wasn’t funny any longer. I came of age in the
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