It’s All About the Image

I grew up in a wonderful neighborhood in central New Jersey. Grandmom, and later my Uncle, lived in the house next door. I remember our sprawling yard, games of kickball and softball with the neighbors, and riding bikes to my friend’s house around the corner.  Summer cook outs and home made ice cream were aContinue reading “It’s All About the Image”

I Left Him

Alone. For one week. In his back up wheelchair that is not retrofitted for him to drive his van. So now he is homebound too. How could I leave him like that? He told me to. I offered to cancel my travel and stay home. He said no. He knew I needed this time away.Continue reading “I Left Him”

The Crucible of Marriage

Last week a Facebook friend shared a link from the website Holy Ruckus.  It is a letter written by a guest who witnessed a young couple’s wedding ceremony  The letter is written in a different style than I write.  It comes from a faith perspective that is different than my own.  But I believe sometimesContinue reading “The Crucible of Marriage”

Carpet or Me?

It was late summer/early fall when Jerry moved from Indiana to California to marry me in mid-November. This time of year brings to mind the last minute preparations we made for our wedding, and the adjustments we encountered now living in the same area and learning to do life together. Over the next couple weeksContinue reading “Carpet or Me?”

Enhanced Benefit?

In my part time work in a financial planer’s office I sometimes hear phone conversations between  one of our customer service reps and fund companies.  One of the questions that still catches my attention is when our rep asks the vendor if the particular product they are discussing has “an enhanced death benefit?” I  shakeContinue reading “Enhanced Benefit?”

And Tonight’s Guest Is . . .

Less than 3 weeks ago we took hospitality and hosting to a new level when we started to share our guest room on Airbnb.  Our listing went live late on a Wednesday evening.  Living in a small borough we thought it would be weeks before we’d get a hit.  We were wrong.  Thursday afternoon weContinue reading “And Tonight’s Guest Is . . .”