Must Love…

30 November, 2014

           Dog Lovers! In 2005 Diane Lane and John Cusack starred in “Must Love Dogs,” a movie about a divorced preschool teacher looking for love.  Her criteria for the perfect man is simple.  He must love dogs.  John Cusack’s Jake shows up on the date […]

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How To Save Two Hours of Your Life…

29 November, 2014

Don’t Go See Gone Girl. (Welcome to my first movie review.  Mature content and spoiler alerts are coming.) Don’t get me wrong, I love a good murder mystery.  I could rave about Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians all day.  The problem with Ben Affleck’s new […]

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How To Get Over the Death of the Family Dog

25 November, 2014

  How to Get Over the Death of the Family Dog in 8 Easy Steps Many of my readers know that my family and I lost our little dog Angel last month.  (“I Once Had a Dog Named Nasty“). Knowing Angel’s death was imminent, I […]

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Where There’s Smoke There’s…

22 November, 2014

  Bill Cosby!   Don’t get me wrong.  Like the rest of America, I grew up loving Bill Cosby and the Huxtables.  At the time, four-year-old Raven Simone got her start on the show, and I’m still her fan.  Theo, Claire. and the rest of […]

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Too Much Fuss Over Fitz

20 November, 2014

also known as… Fitz’s Scandalous behavior.  (Note: Spoiler alerts may be coming.) Scandal viewers ask me if I’m Team Fitz or Team Jake.  In the past, I had to give it much thought.  After all, Jake had murdered my favorite character, James, in cold blood.  […]

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Leaders Take All the Blame…

18 November, 2014

and give away all the credit. Let’s revisit recent history.  On November 4, the Democrats lost power during the midterm elections.  A Canadian newspaper expressed shock. Despite the article’s singing the President’s accolades, POTUS took the blame for the loss of power of his political […]

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"Heaven Can Wait…,"

14 November, 2014

“Heaven can wait,” I told God a month before being cleared of breast cancer.  In October I’d received news that I had an abnormal mammogram result.  “I am not ready,” I repeatedly whispered, almost like a mantra, to anyone up there who might be available […]

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Presidents are People Too!

12 November, 2014

“No one Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent,” explained Eleanor Roosevelt.  I hope President Obama feels this way since whatever he does, whichever way he turns, he gets criticized by Republicans. In 2010, for example, PBO designed the Affordable Care Act.  In an […]

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Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons:

10 November, 2014

we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.  Last Tuesday night, Democrats failed to act, and the party suffered sweeping losses around the country.  I maintain the reason that the Democratic party, the party of “yes”, the party of Obama, suffered such damage […]

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Is Ebola an African River or a Forest?

8 November, 2014

“Is Ebola a river or a forest?” asked my fearful eleven-year-old students.  They were sick with worry.  Apparently, our current national panic had infected them.  “Fear is contagious, but it is not real.”  At least not according to actor/author Will Smith.  “It is a product […]

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“I once had a dog named Nasty”

8 November, 2014

“I once had a dog named ‘Nasty’” I never said to anyone.  Yet, I suspect this time tomorrow that is exactly what I will say when people ask about my pets.  His name wasn’t always, “Nasty.”  Years ago, my then boyfriend, now husband, Wayne, suggested […]

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May the Blogging Begin!

8 November, 2014

   My idea for blogging started years ago after viewing the box-office hit Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.  My attempts at trying to live vicariously through my youngest daughter Rachel proved futile as she rejected my attempts to get her to […]

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