But Hubbell - 'People ARE their principles.' The Way We Were 'With all due respect, I believe this will be our finest hour.' Apollo 13 'We've got serious problems and we need serious people to solve them ... I'm Andrew Shepherd and I AM the President.' An American President 'If I forget to tell you … Continue reading Movies that move me
The Brady Bunch always had the best vacations. The '70s sitcom family of nine (mom, dad, three girls and three boys from previous marriages, and housekeeper Alice) would joyfully pile into their trusty station wagon and immediately start singing fun traveling songs - in perfect harmony. All six kids got along. And they were all … Continue reading Vacations – for better or for worse
You know how people always ask things like, 'What's the best $20 you ever spent?' I finally have an answer! It's my oversized, over worn, obnoxiously yellow, cat-hair-filled San Francisco zip-up fleece jacket. It's my go-to just about every night at home (just ask my family). And I wear it most of the year, as … Continue reading The streets of San Francisco
I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog for a brief commercial announcement. My cats Lucy, William and I just want to give a great big shout-out to chewy.com. And it's because their customer service is 'nowhere near crappy.' Let me explain ... I went to a seminar a few years back where the speaker was proclaiming … Continue reading Shout out to chewy
Did you ever have a chance encounter that turned into a lifelong treasure? I met my friend Carol in the 11th floor ladies room of 26 Broadway in downtown Manhattan back in about 1985. We didn't even work for the same company. I worked for E.F. Hutton financial services firm (with the infamous tag line … Continue reading Chance encounters of the BEST kind!
"It's not the place that's important. It's the people. It's the memories that make a place truly special." "Most things in life that seem complicated are really pretty simple if you give them a hard look." "In your heart, you'll know what's best." Love always trumps high-power career. Small town, family and slow, simple, 'in … Continue reading Hooked on Hallmark!
Long before we had ‘tweets’ we had these great little treats (sorry, I couldn’t resist!) called fortune cookies, and I’m so glad they’re still around for our enlightenment and enjoyment. If your family’s like mine, you go around and read the little paper ‘fortunes’ to each other and even try to pronounce the word in … Continue reading Fortune cookie wisdom