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
For a long time now, I've had a list of things I wanted to do 'some day.' Among them ... play piano again ... sing in a temple choir ... join a book club. Well I've been taking piano lessons for the past four years, when my kids ‘emptied the nest’ for college. And about … Continue reading Books for thought at Elwood Library
Is anyone as excited as me about American Idol coming back on?!!! I started watching back in 2011 – when a lot of people were moving on to other things. (Typical of my weird, ‘late to the party,’ timing. I started appreciating Bob Dylan in the ‘90s, after I got used to his voice, then … Continue reading American Idol is back!!!!!
I just finished a fabulous book - The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World. And just in time for a short vacation in Florida, where I took Nancy Colier's words to heart and 'mind'! My main takeaways: - Take some time to look beyond the small screen to … Continue reading Florida, unplugged
More music and lyrics (and videos) I wanted to share (part 2 in my two-part series) ... ‘You can run but you cannot hide This is widely known And what you plan to do with your foolish pride When you’re all by yourself alone Once you tell somebody the way that you feel You can … Continue reading The magic of music and lyrics, part 2