I have been an actress at the Little Theatre of NSB since 1987. I was a young, fit, energetic woman when I made my debut on this stage. I have been in numerous plays throughout the years, playing lead roles and memorizing tons of lines with little effort. As the years go by, I find acting roles for my age group become more challenging. I … Continue reading Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs
You would be kidding yourself if you thought you weren’t emotionally affected in some way by the anxiety and fears we are all forced to deal with right now. What we all need to do is more self-care. Stop the inner guilt trips about eating or drinking a little too much or watching too many movies or playing on your computer. We are all in … Continue reading Think Yourself Well
I looked up last years’ January title of my article, and found it very thought provoking: “Will 2020 Give You the Gift of Sight?” Like everyone else, I had no idea what 2020 had in mind for our world and for every person in it. What Did 2020 Give You? Just one issue from a long list of terrifying situations would have been hard enough … Continue reading What is Really Important?
This is my favorite time of year and my favorite story to write. I must be honest, though, when I say that this has been my toughest story in 2020. The euphoria of the holidays is understandably lacking. To help me get in the holiday spirit, I have been watching Hallmark Christmas movies since October 23rd – which, if you know me, is not really … Continue reading A Hallmark Christmas
As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve had to do some major soul searching to come to terms with this year’s family holidays. I’ve had to come to terms with this year, period. I won’t be spending it with my children, my grandchildren or friends. Poor me. That’s one way to think about it, or I can completely change my attitude, and discover new possibilities. New Ways to … Continue reading A Very Different Thanksgiving
Starting this month, family holidays are in full swing. Like everything else this year, we have to make some changes, especially when it comes to the health and safety of our families. Local Halloween traditions are pretty basic. Parade and costume contest on Canal Street, and then trick-or-treating with family and friends. This year, that may not be possible. What do we do to still … Continue reading Halloween Magic at Home
I have friends that work and live together 24/7 and seem to do just fine. My husband and I have lived where we work several times over our 39 years of marriage. It’s not always a picnic, but it works for us. We were really proud of ourselves during the lockdown. No arguments. We got along beautifully. Had long talks about our future and things … Continue reading Can Your Marriage Survive the Togetherness of a Pandemic?
We have all been handed so much to deal with and process in such a short amount of time. So much change. So many fears. So little direction. If you are like me, you run the gamut of emotions on a daily basis. I am thankful that my family and I are healthy and employed. I am sad for those who are ill, jobless or … Continue reading Life is About Feeling it All
Do you ever think back to when you were a kid and what you used to do for fun? It seems like life was easier. It didn’t take a bunch of expensive toys and video games to keep you entertained. My parents made it easy for us; they would say, “Either you go find something to do, or we will find something for you to … Continue reading The Good Old Days
We have always had awesome, loving, well-behaved dogs, but now we have a little more time to try to be better parents to our new “bundles of joy.” Donny and Marie, sibling Shih-Tzu pups are the newest loves of our lives. My husband, David, suggested we sign them up for obedience school. I thought obedience sounded too harsh for our puppies, so we agreed to … Continue reading Everyone Could Use a Little Charm School