You Like Me, Right?

I want everyone to like me. No, it’s way worse than that. Everyone has to like me. This is ridiculous, I know. Not everyone can possibly like you, I’m told. You can’t please everybody, I’m warned. You will run into people who just don’t find you agreeable, I’m admonished. And yet I believe I can... Continue Reading →

Couch Potatoing

I was looking though some photos recently and found this gem, taken of me when I was about six months old. I’ve seen this photo before yet it always gives me a laugh looking at my little elbow propped up on that pillow, my tiny hands clasped together giving off this total vibe of “everything’s... Continue Reading →


I had the dream again last night. The one where I’m weeks away from my college graduation and find out I don’t have enough credits to graduate. I have had this dream so often it’s like a bad novel I keep rereading, hoping for a different ending. But the ending is always the same. I’ve... Continue Reading →

A Sign?

Yesterday Bill and I attended a wake. This was not a personal friend, but a local business owner Bill had known most of his life and I have known since I moved to New Jersey 26 years ago. He was a kind man with a ready smile for everyone, so I guess it was no... Continue Reading →

Still Plagued

Medical update: It turns out I don’t actually have the plague, but I do have strep. The strep they told me I didn’t have on Tuesday when I felt like death was knocking on my door as I hid behind the couch. The strep the 15-minute rapid test didn’t show. The strep the nice PA... Continue Reading →


I think I have the plague. I woke up the other day at three a.m. with the worst sore throat I’ve ever had except for the one time I had strep throat. Not only that but my head was pounding. Yes, yes, I know, what else is new. But I mean POUNDING, much worse than... Continue Reading →

Weighing in on Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday, which means that it’s my Weight Watchers weigh-in day. This also means my many weigh-in day rituals are in full effect. First of all, my clothing. I wear the same outfit every Tuesday. Okay, not the same exact clothes (I’m not a psycho, although some would argue this point). I wear a variation... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Again

It's Monday morning. Again. I realize it comes around once a week, but really? It’s just one of those things in life that annoys my body into torrents of misery on all levels. Sleep in? Nope, there goes the alarm. Enjoy the freedom to do what I want? Nope, time to go to work where... Continue Reading →

Do It Anyway

Last night my friend Alyssa and I made the trek to someplace called Red Bank, NJ, (I swear I had no idea where I was) to see the amazing Elizabeth Gilbert. She is the author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic, The Signature of All Things, and numerous other books. She is my favorite living... Continue Reading →

Migraine Stomping

Having a migraine when you are receiving Botox injections for said migraine is like having someone pound on your head repeatedly with a sledgehammer while your head is covered in a thick blanket. You can still totally feel it, but it’s muffled. Tamped down. It desperately wants to be felt by you, the migraine sufferer,... Continue Reading →

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