Autumn Reflections

THE JOURNEY Each russet anniversary, Plaid skirts and pencil boxes, fragrance of a hearth. Time slips, no longer seek a grade but a career, And in the work world find rebirth. But then the greatest miracle– Crib and tiny toe prints, life’s essence in a babe....

For the Sake of Old Times

Recently I watched the classic, When Harry Met Sally. At the end when Harry, played by Billy Crystal, runs to see Meg Ryan’s Sally at midnight on New Year’s Eve, naturally the background music is “Auld Lang Syne,” and just as naturally Harry...

Calendar Girl

In lieu of a traditional holiday newsletter (which I traditionally don’t send),  I’ve written a brief recap of my 2012, to be sung to the tune of Neil Sedaka’s “Calendar Girl”. “January: My daughter had her own, February: Skied the...

Goals: Game On!

Only one week has passed since New Year’s Eve (doesn’t it seem longer?), a night I hope you enjoyed as much as we did. Just before nine o’clock we decided to not stay home as planned, but instead to head to The Notch, a local establishment featuring live music...

Frozen (in Time or Otherwise)

Remember the Twilight Zone episode entitled “Nick of Time”? Written by Richard Matheson, it’s the tale of Don and Pat Carter (played by William Shatner and Patricia Breslin) who have car trouble in Ridgeview, Ohio. While their vehicle is being...

Talkin’ Turkey

“Ewwwwww! I just hate touching its cold, loose, rubbery skin, much less stuffing it.” “I’ve never done a turkey yet, not in all my married years. Thank goodness for my mom.” “I’ll second that. And friends … I’ll...