Exclusive Santa Sighting

Like Superman and Clark Kent, my father and Santa Claus were never seen on Christmas Eve at the same time. Every year the drill was the same. At our annual Christmas Eve extended family gathering, my dad would announce to all that he ran out of film and needed to go the store. About 20Continue reading “Exclusive Santa Sighting”

Friendsgiving

As much as the native Americans and pilgrims came together to peacefully feast, the modern Thanksgiving table often becomes the dividing line in every family between political and generational feuds and sometimes great food wars. Sore points of who’s turkey or stuffing was too dry or who wants cranberry from a can or a stovetop,Continue reading “Friendsgiving”

Happiness is NOT a Warm RV

In a pandemic world of limited safe travel, two girlfriends and I decided to take an RV trip to visit another friend a few states away who was isolated, depressed and in need of a boost. With the best intentions, we rented a small RV to minimize contact with the outside world. It was theContinue reading “Happiness is NOT a Warm RV”

Echoes in Time

From photographs and slides to digital, preservation efforts often past memories to be technologically updated, providing opportunities for different views. Although I’ve flipped through photos in scrapbooks and albums numerous times before, but television viewing afforded the possibly for a room full of people to view the same photograph at the same time. And theContinue reading “Echoes in Time”

Irish Eyes

Twas a cool breeze out that night on the streets of Manhattan, but for me, it was as frigid as the snow queen herself.  I felt the icy stare of me mistress, my friend, see straight through me as if I were nothing but a ghostly figure, not even there.  To her, I may haveContinue reading “Irish Eyes”

Dreaming In a Wartime Christmas

Author’s Note: This is a brief peek of a WWII historical romance novel You’ll Never Know… that will be released in Jan-Feb 2021 about the whirlwind romance and lovesick heartache of a a USO singer and her boyfriend on a ship in the Atlantic during the later part of the war. Thousands of miles apart,Continue reading “Dreaming In a Wartime Christmas”

I choose

On primary election day many years ago, my husband and I went to our polling location together. He was ahead of me in line and asked for a particular party ballot, as was required of our state in a primary election.  When it was my turn, I asked for my party ballot, which happened toContinue reading “I choose”

Hump Day Bar

Alicia was having the worst day.  Coming from a terrible work meeting, she hastily retreated from her unhappy client’s office, breaking her shoe heel and hurting her ankle.  Then after hobbling and walking for blocks in an unfamiliar part of town, she couldn’t find her car.  Frustrated, upset and very overwhelmed, she stopped abruptly whenContinue reading “Hump Day Bar”

Minutes In Time

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Barbara was a typical working soccer mom.  With her college sweetheart Matt, she had three young kids who ran her around day in and day out.  Not to mention she her nursing career she had to fit it too.  She spent most sleep-deprived nights countingContinue reading “Minutes In Time”