Tag: humor

  • Self-Improvement

    Self-Improvement

    The sun is just beginning to peek over the horizon, and I awake.   Before I open my eyes, I make a mental note of five people for whom I am grateful today.  Then, I count backwards from five… Five… four… three… two… On “one”, I open my eyes and get out of bed. So far, I […]

  • Greetings From The Containment Zone

    Greetings From The Containment Zone

    Unless you’ve been in the middle of a Rip Van Winkle nap since January, you are aware of the coronavirus. And if you live anywhere in or near New York City (like me), you are probably reading this because you’ve already washed your doorknobs, sanitized your phone, had your fourth cup of coffee and run […]

  • Root Bound

    Root Bound

      Plants are a great way to jazz up any room. They add life, fresh air and cheer to any décor.  While recently brainstorming on how to redecorate my home office (a/k/a The Mother Ship), I knew one thing for sure – I wanted lots of plants. Succulents are my greens of choice. They’re beautiful, […]

  • Believing Is Believing Revisited

    Believing Is Believing Revisited

    The holidays seem to be sweeter when there are children in the family.  My kids are practically adults now, but it wasn’t that long ago when they were still daydreaming about flying reindeer or bunnies bearing chocolates.  There is something about that wide-eyed wonder that brings out the children in all of us. One day, […]

  • Sustenance

    Sustenance

    Food. Nourishment. Grub. Whatever you want to call that stuff you stuff into your mouth, its intended purpose is to support life. I remember watching a TED Talk comparing the human brain to other animals. Our brains are more evolved because we cook our food. Could it really be that simple? It is, and here’s […]

  • Daddy’s Greatest Hits

    Daddy’s Greatest Hits

    On weekdays, we didn’t see much of my dad – he’d usually leave the house before we got up for school. If he made it home in time, we’d all have dinner together and then, after the dishes were cleared, Dad would open his briefcase and spread out the work he brought home. He’d toil […]

  • Horsing Around

    Horsing Around

    Summers in my heyday included weekend trips to Lake George, sunbathing in Grafton Park, and the much-anticipated Saratoga Racing Season. Spending the afternoon at the flat track wasn’t just a day at the races; it was an event. Each year, I’d plan what I’d wear, how much money I’d bring, how much I’d be willing […]

  • What’d You Call Me?

    What’d You Call Me?

    For the Podcast, click here!  In the Old Testament, God sent Adam out to name all the animals. He came up with things like, dog, cat, hippopotamus – which is a lot of syllables for a guy who was just created. Kudos! Even so, people names can be a bit trickier because, let’s face it, a […]

  • Matzo Ball Soup

    Matzo Ball Soup

    (Don’t miss out on additional content. Listen to Matzo Ball Soup on SNORK, the podcast! Click Here!http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/e/a/dea34392b8dc86b6/Snork_Episode02.mp3?c_id=8785619&expiration=1429239792&hwt=2d30163003d047fd2e16267ba1170c58) In the Spring of 1990, Easter and Passover landed on the same weekend. It just so happened, that was also the weekend I chose to bring my boyfriend home to meet my family. Since we are Catholic and he is Jewish, […]

  • A Man For All People

    A Man For All People

    It was late on the Christmas night of Hubby’s 48th year.  We were all sitting around the dining room table, digesting our dessert.  Suddenly, from out of nowhere, he turned to me and stated, “I know what I want for my 50th birthday.” I didn’t like the way he said it.  Maybe it was the […]