Workaholic Part 1

Workaholic Part 1

“Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.” —Katharine Whitehorn I have had a colorful life as many of you have discovered through my memoir Songs from an Imperfect Life. And I have worked in many often-connected and...
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

“Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance.” —Christopher Poindexter It was a hot summer afternoon and I had just completed the task of mowing the vast hillside yard of my childhood home. I was sixteen years old and remember when I...
Secrets Revealed

Secrets Revealed

Turning his head and closing his eyes, he paused and then the words stumbled out. Secrets, upon secrets, upon secrets. A shiver ran down my spine. The psychic medium had concluded my session by asking if I had any questions. This man had already demonstrated his...
True Friends

True Friends

I have often said that if I had been asked to make a list of the friends who would have been with my mother through her illness until the end, I would have been wrong. Surprisingly, some of her closest friends distanced themselves while those who were hardly more than...
Behind the mask

Behind the mask

It is difficult to admit to others as well as, to myself that I have often hidden my life behind a smile. I sent an email out to many of my high school friends to let them know about my recent book release for Songs from an Imperfect Life. I did not want to give too...
Bitter, party of one? Your table is ready

Bitter, party of one? Your table is ready

Let me go ahead and say that I’m not really bitter, but I am definitely disappointed. Maybe I expect too much from people – always have. Things like the rules of etiquette (The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or...