Reaching Harris Road

A short explanation:  I wrote this poem for a darling friend of mine.  We used to work at the same horse farm right off of the magical passageway (to us, anyway) Harris Road, out of which came some of the best (and not so best) memories.  Some of it might make more sense to us because we know the whole story, but I hope you enjoy it just the same...  ...more

My House is Clean Because I Didn’t Go to BlogHer ’13

This weekend I sulked because every time I logged on to social media I was inundated with posts, tweets, and photos of all my blogging friends having fun in Chicago at BlogHer 2013.I’m not ashamed to admit it: I was damn jealous....more
I'm with you!  I'll meet you there!more

Moving Beyond "How Can I Help": Five Practical Ways to Make a Difference

My friend Mona has breast cancer and is undergoing arduous chemotherapy treatments. When I first found out, I was quick to offer her a word of encouragement and an offer of help. “If there’s anything I can do for you, please let me know.” I know she appreciated my offer and saw my heart of caring, but now I also know it wasn’t enough.Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way....more

Road Trip'd

 Nevi had been having a really hard time dealing with life lately. She had been suffering from night terrors and feeling completely isolated. She was on a mission in some rural part of Florida, completely surrounded by guys. She sent numerous texts to Cali and me saying how depressed she was. We began to worry. Needless to say, she needed a friend!...more

Amazing Race Audition – And Now We Wait

I'd pretty much forgotten about the whole idea until one day, at the office, Adrienne tells me that she thinks WE should audition together as a team. I mean, we're both successful business women who aren't afraid of anything -- they'd be crazy to not pick us, right?! And I realize she has a point. Why not? We'd make a great team.. we complement each other extremely well and both have shrewd, mad analytical skills. We may not make it, but I know the one way to guarantee we don't make it -- and that's not to audition....more
@Kristen Daukas will do, been contemplating & plotting so when I the scheme is enforce I will ...more

Thoughtfulness

I am blessed with the most amazing friend.  Truly, she is absolutely incredible!!A few days ago, I was lucky enough to win a turquoise necklace in a sweepstakes on Facebook.  Here is a picture of the necklace I won:A few days later, I received a package from UPS.  What did I find?  A beautiful pair of turquoise earrings to complete the set!! ...more
That is a really nice friend. :)more

When It's Time to Let a Friend Go

I recently saw a series of photos on Facebook of friends from college who had gathered together in San Diego for a few days of fun. They were the usual types of images – laughing at a bar, standing in front of the ocean – you know the drill. It was fun to see the photos until I realized something was missing.I wasn’t there....more

Advice is not always advice

I’m always flattered when people ask me for advice. Personally, I don’t know much. Well, I know what my family has taught me, learned from the mistakes I’ve made and feel what my gut tells me. That works for me most of the time....more

A Friend Indeed

 Some real life stories are stranger than fiction. Sometimes you should never question why some things happen in your life because you can never get an answer to that.I grew up in a middle class family in Ramnad in South India. I had a good friend and we were inseparable, almost joined at the hips. Everyone said that we were more like brothers than friends.Then my friend met this girl.You will call me a MCP if I say, “And there started the trouble.”...more

#OneVoice is released!!!! Also #OneVoiceBuddies

FIFTY SHADES OF ABUSE BY #ONEVOICEAVAILABLE NOW!!!!...more