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November 14, 2019

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   

It's not a nursing home, it's a retirement home.  That's what my kids tell us. They say it will be easier for us and easier for them.  Regardless of what it's called, I thin...

October 1, 2019

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman - 

In terms of the selfie, I believe, as it relates to the Whitman quote, people mentally replace the sun with their smartphone camera. The shadows symbolize people who are not...

October 1, 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare -  

My father was a Lucille Ball super-fan. My mother was a Carol Burnett super-fan. My parent's friends put them together because they were both so nutty abou...

January 9, 2019

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why. - William Barclay - 

I started my speech thanking my parents, siblings, in-laws, aunts/uncles, niece, wife, and kids for making time to come to my 50th birthday dinner during...

October 19, 2018

Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling.  - Joyce Brothers - 

Crafting your memoir requires honesty first and foremost with yourself. Sometimes what you want to say and what you actually say comes out a...

February 5, 2018

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.  - Aristotle - 

My memory of falling in love. This story truly defines the person I was and the one I hope to become.  My memoir will have this with other parts of my life.

The first time I saw her I knew in m...

October 1, 2017

I'm was always snapping pictures and filming video of my kids because I didn't want to lose that precious moment. However, my witnessing the event from behind the screen of my phone, I am actually truly missing experiencing event. It came to the point that I thought, m...

August 31, 2017

Yes, I know I'm corny.  Always have been and probably always will be. I like to setup routines and traditions.  This is what I did with my finance and now husband Paul.  Every Saturday, we open up BabbleStash and answer a few questions.

August 17, 2017

My commute to work is 60 miles each way.  In the mornings, I listen to the news and podcasts and in the evenings I catch up on business calls.

However, when I am not listening or talking, I'm thinking about everything!  I often wish I could document my thoughts on paper...

July 15, 2017

If you are interested in discovering distant relatives, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage websites are a terrific place to start to find the parents of your parents, parents, parents, ...

However, if you are interested in learning about the experiences of your family finding...

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