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March 19, 2017

"Italian permeates the system."

That's what my Dad used to say when we'd ask about our family’s background. Of course, this would produce eye-rolling from my Mom (the only non-Italian in the house) and giggles from my sisters and me.

But it turns out he was right.

Well, k...

February 7, 2017

My dog is a fan of four-letter words.

Specifically, ball, ride, and park. Of course, he understands lots of other non-four-letter words, too, it's just that when you say one of the words above, he immediately responds in a favorable way.

For my dog Rigby, straightforward...

January 6, 2017

Let’s get something straight: I’ve never identified with Jan Brady.

Yes, we’re both the middle of three sisters, have blond hair, and questionable eyesight.

But that’s where the similarities end.

I say this because growing up in the ’70s there was little in the way of rel...

June 20, 2016

Our oldest daughter just turned 16. And this week she passed her behind the wheel test to obtain her driver's license.

Next on her list: getting a summer job.

Like probably every other high schooler eager for summer employment, she requested and filled out applications f...

February 4, 2016

People tell me things.

Things they probably shouldn't.

But they feel compelled to do so anyway.

And these people are not only those I've known for years, but quite often, have been business and personal acquaintances I've known only a short time.  Or sometimes, just met o...

August 5, 2015

"Humpty Bumpty."

That's the name of the co-ed volleyball team I've been part of for years. Our current roster includes folks with ages that span five decades, and none of us work in the same industry, but every Tuesday night we come together as a team.

Over those years,...

July 30, 2015

"I just wanted to say I admire you.

You are kicking ass!"

A few nights ago, right before going to bed, I received that message from a friend and former colleague. I have to admit, it was completely unexpected but utterly awesome to hear.

There's nothing quite like being...

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