December 2, 2019

Rotations + Books

     Today, December 2, marks 29 years ago that my darling daughter Annaclaire was born. In her fourth year of med school, she began her third rotation at St. Barnabas Medical Center.
     As for moi, this Monday after Thanksgiving meant one thing: Back To The Book.

November 27, 2019

A Toast to Thanksgiving

Here is my turkey collection. And this is only PART of it. (It's vast, folks.)

Check out my story on MEDIUM:

And finally, in this season of thanks, I am grateful to you, kind readers; to my family and friends; and to my Good Samaritans, Janie and Joe, for saving my life when I was having a stroke on I-95.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2019

From GLAMOUR Magazine: Letter to My Sister

This is the sage fashion advice I gave to my sister when I was at Glamour magazine in 1980.

#Glamour  #CondeNastPublications  #CNP  #preppyfashion  #preppyfabric  #preppystyle  #trendingnow  #loudfabric  #beabadass  #dontbeshy

November 2, 2019

"Med-School Rotations & Positive Reinforcement"

Perfectly organized, she even left time for the dog.

By 11:00 p.m., my daughter Lucy was still surrounded by so much stuff she still had to pack for her upcoming rotation in Florida. 

Why did she wait so long when she could have started packing days ago? My nerves were on the third rail.

The question was: Can I be upbeat and let her know that I believe in her? After all, my daughter is 28, responsible, successful, going to be a doctor, and plain and simple: she gets sh*t done. 

Suddenly, angels were swimming over and around me. I was hit with enlightenment and a feeling of zen. I felt my third eye-opening ...

                                                                                            Read more ...

October 3, 2019

On MEDIUM: "My Alarming, Big, Heavy Pocketbook"

                                                                                                             Photo: Lucia Giacani

    ... The blaring questions are, “Why do I carry such a huge pocketbook; and why does it weigh as much as a third grader?

     Read more in "My Alarming, Big, Heavy Pocketbook."
(This is a true story.)

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