May 7, 2021

Featured on MEDIUM: "10 HELPFUL TIPS BEFORE YOU DIE: Make it a Snap For Those You Leave Behind"

                                                 Photo by Pero Kalimero on Unsplash

 It was an uneventful Thursday until my best friend called to say her mother had died unexpectedly. 

“My brothers and I did what we thought our mother would have liked,” responded my friend. “Who knows … maybe she would have preferred Lynyrd Skynyrd’s blues rock to the ‘Amazing Grace’ hymn. It would have been nice to have known upfront.”

Don't leave them guessing!


"10 Helpful Tips Before You Die

Make it a Snap for Those You Leave Behind

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April 30, 2021

DOUBLE-VAXXED: Back to Hugging My Son

Finally, I can hug, smooch, and sit close to my son for the first time in a flippin' year. I cannot tell you how incredibly wonderful it was to not be afraid (petrified is more like it) of him getting me sick or me getting him sick. We lived in absolute fear of catching The Virus.

Now that we are double-vaccinated, it's "HELLO, WORLD!!!"

#GETVACCINATED #postcorona  #motherhood   #mothersonlove

April 13, 2021

Seamless at 90-Years-Old


My 90-year-old mother is so funny. And picky. I was visiting her at The Maplewood in Connecticut (we grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey so it is quite a coincidence that her assisted living place is the same name). We decided to shop on Amazon for panties.

She kept screaming, "No seams. They can't have seams. They need to be seamless."

FINALLY, we found the perfect ones: "Marilyn Monroe Intimates Women's Sexy Seamless Underwear, Hi-Rise Brief Panties (5Pr)."

I dashed Mom an email this morning to let her know that I ordered them. Ever the fashionista, especially for a nonagenarian, she wrote back, "Are you sure there are no seams on the bottom? I hate to see pantie lines."

March 9, 2021

Featured on MEDIUM: "Stroking Through Water Aerobics"


"I felt weightless as I scuttled to the edge of the pool. With my speech at a new, slow cadence that I had trouble getting used to, I explained to the water aerobics teacher that I had a stroke.

So, if I was a little slow with the lunges, twists, and v-kicks . . . "


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February 3, 2021

On MEDIUM: "How a Stroke Straightened My Priorities: Gratitude Lights the Way"

       "It was Easter Sunday morning almost four years ago. I was picking up my then 86-year-old mother and bringing her to my place for the afternoon. On the way home, while driving on Interstate-95, I had a stroke. I wasn’t feeling stressed. I had no numbness or weakness in my face, arms, or legs. I was fit and healthy. I wasn’t stressed, confused, lightheaded, or dizzy. I didn’t have a headache. The truth was, I FELT NOTHING.  ..."

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"How a Stroke Straightened My Priorities: 

Gratitude Lights the Way."

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