10 Things I’m Obsessed With Right Now

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Throwback Thursday

Don't ask why my Mother dressed me up as a flower child and then commenced on taking photos of me outside in December.  Am I making a proclamation in the first B&W dunno but, it is a fun none the less.  That wig sparks a memory of being itchy, that vest is something I am pretty sure my Mom kept in her closet perhaps wearing the night prior and I especially did not enjoy wearing those thick opaque stockings....more

My Money Journal

I began keeping a money journal last year and it has transformed my life. It started out to be just a record of my spending plans and day to day purchases, but soon I was expressing my feelings about how money was affecting all aspects of my life. ...more

A Picture is worth a thousand words

Saturday is a free topic day for #NaBloPoMo and that means I can talk about anything I want right? Well let's talk about pictures.I know I need a new camera I will get one soon enough...but they say a picture is worth a thousand words?...more

DAY 7: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT DEPRESSION - part 2

 Here’s PART 2 of the interview I did with Patty Mason on JOYFUL LIVING RADIO. If you or someone you love is battling depression, take heart.  There truly is HOPE you may not have tried before…  ...more

DAY 5: FIRST THINGS FIRST

 These days I find myself easily distracted. Please tell me I’m not the only one. I start the day with ninja-like determination to “kill” my top three to-do’s by dinner or perish in the attempt. Yet by mid-morning I find myself knee-deep in planning meals or alphabetizing recipe cards when suddenly I realize: That’s not on my list…AND I don’t cook! ...more

College Fund (and College Fund and College Fund and College Fund...)

My parents tried to teach my sisters and me the virtues of saving money while we were still quite young.  They would stuff bills and coins into a cookie jar on the shelf in the kitchen, or into an empty Maxwell House coffee can.  They started savings accounts for us when we were born, and as soon as we were old enough, they’d drive us over to the fortress that was the Dollar Savings Bank on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to deposit our birthday money.  They took us to see Mary Poppins at the Loew’s Paradise and would sing us the song about “when you put tuppence in...more

To the Momma I Followed To Work this Morning

To the Momma I followed to work this morning:  You don’t know it, but I said several prayers for you. You scared me. Your Rush and your Hurried worried me. I prayed for you to slow down. I prayed for you to look up.I prayed for you and your little sticker family on the back of your car’s window....more

Dear Swoosieque

 Dear Swoosieque,This is Buddy writing back to you. I have a lot to say, but I’m having a problem with your darn keyboard, so, I’m just going to use your digital recorder and do an audio recording for later translation. How’s that for being your clever pup? Now you’ll hear my voice as if I were human....more

#NaBloPoMo: Where Do YOU Find Inspiration?

      Because I enjoy a little self-torture now and again, I decided to sign up for something called #NaBloPoMo (AKA, ‘National Blog Posting Month’) courtesy of the website BlogHer....more