Sandy Hook: Searching for Answers

Sandy Hook: Searching for Answers

The phone kept ringing all weekend as fellow moms reached out looking for a friend. All of us hungered for comforting words and a steadying arm around the shoulder. Unfortunately,…

Technology Blues

Technology Blues

  The Technology Blues crept up on me with an innocent error message on the kitchen TV.  All day I felt hints of the Blues nibbling away at me as…

Island Life From the Comfort of Beverly Hills

Island Life From the Comfort of Beverly Hills

    In Beverly Hills the Holiday Ice Skating rink is open and the well-loved Santa and his reindeer are riding high over Wilshire and Beverly.  Below, cars chug along…

Mom Secrets to Stress Relief

Mom Secrets to Stress Relief

Seeing hordes of women navigating traffic jams and jockeying for a place in line for Black Friday deals, I’m reminded that for Moms, holidays can be headaches. We need to…

Compost Conundrum

Compost Conundrum

            With a sense of pride I used to delve deep into my composter to air out its mixture, poking my shovel beyond kitchen scraps,…

Cowboy Time

Cowboy Time

In Hollywood, most TV producers don’t get paid for television development deals. The paycheck, if it arrives at all, is cut when a script gets the production greenlight.  So when…

Summer Reading Get Your Sex On

Summer Reading Get Your Sex On

                                                     Bite me Sizzling days…

Bereaved Moms Club

Bereaved Moms Club

Within my heart is the dream of Samantha, where she will always remain because she died May 10, 1995, before I delivered her. And because she was stillborn, I never…

My Cowboy Hat

My Cowboy Hat

At my age, gazing into the mirror is a dicey proposition. Don’t get me wrong. I’m okay with how I look, but dang if there isn’t always room for improvement….

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

  Newsflash. It happened quietly. For weeks, my ears were programmed to detect the raucous rumble of a tree trimmer’s motor when in fact it was the muffled snap and…