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I belong to a Facebook group called Parentless Parents started by my friend and author Allison Gilbert. I first connected with Allison many years ago when she interviewed me for one of her books.  There is a common theme amongst […]

Downsizing and getting rid of the majority of our belongings is no longer a trend for strictly retirees. In this era of tiny houses and millennials less is now more. And Baby Boomers are opting to strip themselves of possessions […]

John McCain chose a political party but first and foremost he chose to be an American. In this nation’s Capital where people with differing opinions must break bread and come together for critical solutions, McCain was a champion. He demonstrated […]

When I was in my twenties I would tell my uncle I wanted him to live with me one day. He would smile and laugh. “No,” I would say. “I am serious. Promise me you will live with me.” I […]

I remember memorizing my childhood steps. My mom was sadly unaware this day had come. As the memories left her – they came towards us. I felt my foundation crumbling. The door to this emotional sanctuary slamming shut and forever exiling […]

Relationships are born from sharing. It is where emotional intimacy is created. Society today has a love-hate relationship with technology. But it may be more important to embrace these advances while empowering yourself and making them fit into your life. They […]

I know, a fairly shocking title – read on. There is one topic which never fails to bring an immediate reader response. Narcissism. My mother was what I would call a forerunner in the world of alcoholism. In a generation […]

These are my girls Hazel and Phyllis. I know, not your typical doggie names. My girlfriend likes to say they sound like two old church ladies. But these four-legged ladies are the antithesis of quiet and retiring. They are wild. […]

I just read a post on a Facebook page I love and follow – Godwinks. If you haven’t checked out the series of ten Godwinks books penned by New York Times Bestselling author SQuire Rushnell you should. You will find […]

“Gratitude exclaims, very properly, “How good of God to give me this.” –C.S. Lewis   “Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” –Robert Louis Stevenson   “‘Thank you’ […]