This little display in a Sonoma, Calif. shop made me think of summer and those sunny, lazy days ahead of us. Even though dragonflies are kind of bizarre-looking and maybe even a little scary (you just don't want to look at them up close) their graceful flight reminds me of summer days on the East . . .
Sitting Bear, by Linda Israel The bear was my father's icon. Born of Italian immigrant parents, he was first generation American, the only one of his parents' five children to make it past the eighth grade. He became a pediatrician. Compared to my life, he lived in a much smaller . . .
Shopping today? Scouting for Black Friday sales?I'm always on the lookout for great holiday gift deals. Macy's doesn't pay me, but they should, because it's pretty much my favorite place to shop and I particularly appreciate the huge discounts they offer these days. Add to that the various coupons . . .
I love this dress.This is such a great song.You won't be able to put this book down.I want to go here and here and here.Seriously thinking about going here but definitely going here and here and here and here. Oh, and here but don't hold that last one against me.I'll never forget this. Yes, that . . .
Curly Girl Designs-do shop with them! I do! (not a paid promo, I just love them.) I love those long, meaty discussions about life, love and the pursuit of happiness that I have with really good friends. Sharing our deepest thoughts and feelings. I love being with friends who aren't . . .
Summer is in its waning days, the end of hot, lazy afternoons, frosty pitchers of pink lemonade and bumper to bumper beach traffic. Soon, shorts and t-shirts will be put back in their drawers, we'll push our sandals and flip-flops toward the back of the closet and start moving forward . . .
Off this morning for New York City because it's that time again: BlogHer '12 starts Thursday and my extra suitcase space is just waiting for all that swag! And as usual, I'll blog some of the interesting sights during the conference.Martha Stewart and Katie Couric are keynoting, but in BlogHer . . .
If you're of Sicilian descent, as we are, you never, EVER get sick of pasta and red sauce, in all of its many incarnations.Since M. loves lasagne, we decided to celebrate our anniversary this month by cooking together. He's a fantastic sous chef and cleaner-upper, so it's a great partnership. Plus . . .
I've been deep into a box of old photographs these past few months and in Rochester this week tracking down clues to a family mystery that I may write about. But from time to time I just have to stop and reminisce.A little girl and her grandfather = the perfect relationship. Meet little Carol and . . .
I know it's true. We have to work out so hard that we look like crap at the end. But I don't have to like it. One day, things that are good for us will be pleasurable. I'm not sure when that will be, though.Today, I'll probably take my gorgeous and sweetdog-nephew, the fabulous Henry, . . .