Nine Years on the God Squad

Nine Years on the God Squad

As Published in The Rye Record on June 9, 2014 One of my more unruly students, waiting for his First Holy Communion I think it’s kind of funny that the same culture that thinks seven-year-old kids need a snack in the middle of a sporting event also expects those same...

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Parking Lot Civility

When I first heard about the Rye Civility Initiative, my first thought was: Boy, do I live in a town with high-class problems! I mean are we really going to start worrying about something as nebulous and old fashioned as civility? How about a Fix the Potholes...

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“My Writing Process” Blog Hop

“My Writing Process” Blog Hop

My son brought me a cup of water while I was writing yesterday. So thoughtful. I am so happy to have been asked to follow Susie Orman Schnall, author of the novel On Grace, in the “My Writing Process” Blog Hop. I'm passing the torch to Colleen Oakes, author of the...

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To Click or Not to Click: A Facebook Survival Guide

To Click or Not to Click: A Facebook Survival Guide

As published in The Rye Record December 6, 2013 I’m starting to really like Facebook. I like seeing what people are up to, even if it’s just what they want me to think they’re up to. I like reading the articles they post and watching the video clips that they like. I...

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I Want to Pull Back the Curtain on the Food Network

I Want to Pull Back the Curtain on the Food Network

As published in The Week on November 21, 2013 Because I lost control of the clicker about a decade ago, I spend November watching a lot of football and a lot of the Food Network. My husband flips back and forth between the NFL and home-style cornbread stuffing,...

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Extreme Makeover: Grocery Addition

Extreme Makeover: Grocery Addition

As published in The Rye Record on October 11, 2013 Remember how you felt that time you went to the office Christmas party and met the attractive young woman that just started working with your husband? And remember how you noticed for the first time that your cocktail...

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I’ll Admit It – I Have A Crush

I’ll Admit It – I Have A Crush

As published in The Rye Record on August 22, 2013 I’m prone to crushes like some people are prone to sinus infections. As a young person, I had a crush on any boy who took the time to talk to me, and as an adult I still tend to have an overexuberance for people I...

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