A Little Bit of Funny on a Friday

Carla Renata

Because it’s Friday, and I think you should have something to help the day go by (and bring on the weekend faster), I’m posting up this short clip of the hilarious Carla Renata reading “Expired” from “My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love and the Search for Prince Charming.” I didn’t know Carla before the reading in September, but […]

January 16, 2015 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Book Review: “The List” by Joanna Bolouri

Book Review: “The List” by Joanna Bolouri

Like many of us, Phoebe Henderson in “The List” by Joanna Bolouri, found herself facing a new year with a less than satisfactory end to the old one. In her case, she is single after taking some time to recover from her live-in’s infidelity. So, she decides that the new year needs a new, more confident Phoebe. I made a […]

January 6, 2015 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Book Review: Million Dollar View

Book Review: Million Dollar View

  At its heart, I think Million Dollar View by Silver Krieger is a romance. Yes, it’s a romance between characters, but it’s also about a deeply-held love for a city. And in that respect, it’s also about loss. The city is New York, and while much of the book takes place in the changing landscape of Brooklyn (Park Slope, […]

August 4, 2014 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Best Responses for Awkward Questions

Best Responses for Awkward Questions

I’m shockingly social (for me) these days. I’m meeting new people—even networking every once in a while. I know. It’s clear that I’ve finally gone around the bend. As this insanity appears to be part of the “new me,” I think I need to come up with a better response to a couple of awkward questions—the worst of which is […]

June 2, 2014 at 7:10 am 0 comments

Review: “We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn

Review: “We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn

If you have read the travel blog recently, you may have come across a guest post from Jennifer Coburn about traveling to Europe on a budget. It’s definitely worth a read, particularly if you are interested in stretching some dollars to travel. The guest post came on the heels of my reading her memoir, “We’ll Always Have Paris.” If you […]

May 30, 2014 at 9:17 am 0 comments

New Reviews for My Letter to Fear!

New Reviews for My Letter to Fear!

The reviews are in from Readers’ Favorite, and they like me! Okay, they like “My Letter to Fear (Essays on Life, Love and the Search for Prince Charming),” and that’s not really me (except, if you’ve read the book, you know that I’m pretty much in the middle of it all).  If you want to read what they had to […]

May 8, 2014 at 8:00 am 2 comments

The Myths of Packing

The Myths of Packing

I’ve just started the process of putting my life in a box, and I’ve already discovered that the fantasies in my head about how this would go aren’t quite in line with the realities. Just in case you are also about to embark on this journey… a word of warning…   Fantasy version: You picture yourself leisurely and gently placing each […]

April 28, 2014 at 9:00 am 0 comments