I read a good novel the other day. Daughter of Ishmael, Promised Land, Broken Heart by Diane Stringam Tolley. Not only good. More than good, even! I'm a big fan of stories that transport me to another land, another era and deeply into a character different than me. Diane's new book is all those . . .
Wandering around the internet you can come across some pretty cool things. Like Cool People Care, a socially responsible company that markets products with a message--and donates a portion of the proceeds to causes represented by the goods. It's making a difference and providing an opportunity for . . .
THIS IS A POST FOR WOMEN AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM My mother never talked about menopause. She appeared to slide right through without a single symptom that she mentioned--or that I saw. When I hit my late 40s, I noticed that my interest in intimacy had disappeared-- something that was very out of . . .
Books. One of my friends has a holiday tradition--she gives holiday books each Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one. But I also have one you can give for holiday gifts. It's called Gnome for Christmas and it's written by my dear friend, Diane Stringam Tolley, whose engaging writing I love. So . . .
If you're like me, you don't want to give common holiday gifts. No, if you're like me, you want to give UN-common holiday gifts. Enter Uncommon Goods, an online retail outlet for unique gifts I know well. I have written about and bought from this site for several years. I love it. It's aptly named . . .
If you're looking for a special gift for a BFF, mother, sister --for whatever occasion, birthday, holiday, look no further. I have the best gift idea for you. Simply Happy's subtitle is "A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom." It's by Chicken Soup publisher and . . .
We may lose and we may win but we will never be here again He was young and impossibly fresh-faced and adorable when he came to our attention in the early 1970s, part of the Laurel Canyon, Calif. band of musicians that defined that certain country-tinged rock. The Eagles, Linda Rondstadt, Joni . . .
Per la mia famiglia a Gratteri. I dedicate this my warm and loving Sicilian family in Gratteri, who couldn't have been kinder to me on my two visits. And were nice enough not to mention that I changed husbands in between the two. (It's possible that they didn't notice.) Family legend holds that my . . .
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit is beautifully written, lyrical, unique and could be the best fiction I've read in a very long time. I downloaded this audio book so long ago that I'd forgotten it was a novel-- I was half way through it, thinking it was a memoir, when I discovered it was . . .
Lord knows, I needed a massage. Successful completion of physical therapy and continued workouts with Hot Trainer meant that my back was in pretty good shape, if a little stiff. I needed a massage. And I love a relaxing, therapeutic spa massage. But where? I've never had a good massage at the big . . .