Hipsters Aren't Too Cool for Cupcakes

I am not uncool, people. I just want to put that out there right off the bat. Since having a baby I don't have time to follow celebrity gossip or all the latest trends in fashion and music... but come to think of it I never did that anyway. Don't get me wrong, I like to look presentable/semi-fashionable and I love music; it's just that, these days, what is "in" is "out" in less than 6 seconds and I have better things to do than keep up with all that. Oh lord, you probably think I'm going to throw in a "back in my day" any minute now. OK, how can I prove that I'm not uncool?...more

"Miracle Dog" Stirs Adoption Interest, But What About the Others?

Many of you might be familiar with Daniel, a beagle mix dubbed the "Miracle Dog." If you're not, he's the dog who survived an Alabama gas chamber early last month and was shipped up to New Jersey where those at the nonprofit Eleventh Hour Rescue are trying to find him a home. Daniel has garnered international attention from the media, as well as the general public. His story has appeared on more websites and news stations than I can count. So, has the fact that hundreds of people want to adopt him. ...more

Boomers Abroad

From 1946-1964, 4,000,000 babies were born, thus constituting the largest and, therefore, most powerful generation of this century: Baby Boomers.  Now in our 50s and 60s and looking at the remainder of our lives, I find that the majority of us boomers are asking the question, "Is it enough?"  Did we accomplish our goals or enjoy all that we set out to experience before we wil...more
I love it! This is exactly why I started my business, Celtic Heart Tours, to take small groups ...more

Honoring 9-11

Today marks the 10th anniversary of  the most tragic day in American history.  A day when more than 3,000 Americans lost their lives due the actions of Islamist extremist.  After the attacks, I thought that I would  see a better America, a nation where we all stand together as one, as in the motto E pluribus unum, "out of many, one."  But I haven't.  What I see is a country divided, one in which we are now suspicious of our brothers and sisters, one that is racially charged....more

I'm Not Writing About September 11

 For the past few months, I had been planning to write in honor of the anniversary of September 11. I even physically scheduled it on my calendar....more

10 Reasons Society is Doomed

I'm reasonably certain that most half-witted people realize society, at least in this country, is doomed.Ever see the movie Idiocracy? If not, get it up on Netflix, because that's where we're headed. Sooner rather than later. Consider it your survival guide.So, without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I feel society is doomed....more
Would it hurt my cause if I said I just ate a grilled chicken sandwich from Wendy's?more

Conference Hookups

I go to a good amount of conferences. I almost never hook up at one. If there was an ERA for this like there is for pitchers in baseball, I would be kicked off the team. Not sure if this is a badge of honor, or a prime example of how I'm just not pretty. I've been to ones in Vegas, Orlando, New York, Denver, Portland....it really doesn't matter the place. ...more

You Might Live In A Sick Society When...

You Might Live In A Sick Society When…   You drive down your neighborhood street, see this billboard and: A. Get excited to see the film, in spite of it’s obvious predictability; B. Feel nothing; C. Decide to spend $12 to see this film instead of eating a decent, healthy meal; D....more

Should I? The Fine Line Between Caring and Gossiping...

If you saw your neighbor's 14 year old son smoking pot or taking drugs, would you tell his parents? What about if you noticed that the girl next door came home with a boy while her parents thought she was supposed to be in school? And if you noticed that an older man was hitting on your friend's minor daughter, would you say something? Years ago, this would not even require a thought process. You would tell the parents. But today, this situation changes a bit. It's a little more complicated....more

What Betty Ford Taught Me

"It was like going to a party you're terrified of, and finding out to your amazement that you're having a good time." That's how Betty Ford, who passed away today at 93, described her life in the White House during one of the most turbulent times in U.S. history. I was only 10 years old when she became First Lady. I didn't fully appreciate, until I was older, how much she influenced my life. She didn't shy away from her struggles, she talked openly about them. ...more