Like David & Maddie

Moonlight Come play with me, love You, a David Addison And me, Maddie Hayes Paying homage this Valentine's Day to my all-time favorite TV romance with a little haiku, as one is wont to do. The chemistry between private eyes David Addison (Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) was so much fun to watch. Next … Continue reading Like David & Maddie

Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.

    Like it was yesterday, I remember the day I realized that my brain does not retain facts. Boston, 1995. I was 25. My new boyfriend at the time was the kind of person who could - and I'm sure still can - read an article or watch a show and file away the … Continue reading Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.

The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016

To borrow a sporting term, the week between Christmas and New Year's is a "bye week." As the rotation goes, it's a week to watch the big game on TV, rather than suiting up. For all intents and purposes, 2015 is a wrap. With a few exceptions, folks find themselves without significant work or goals … Continue reading The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016

What Good Can Come Of This?

Years ago when I was going through a really hard time, one of my dearest friends taught me a question that got me through sleepless nights and has since served me well. "What good can come of this?" It's a hard question to ask yourself when things seem quite impossibly "bad." But it's worth it. … Continue reading What Good Can Come Of This?

Houses Aren’t Showplaces. They Are Workshops.

I'm a big fan of a clean house. Especially when it's my own. But sometimes having a clean house is out of reach. Like when...I still haven't recovered from the 7-year-old birthday party at the house last weekend...or our living room is a staging area for the garage sale on Saturday...or, frankly, we just can't … Continue reading Houses Aren’t Showplaces. They Are Workshops.

Seriously Awesome Disney Character Robot Prosthetics For Kids

I'm generally human-meets-robot adverse.  But this is an awesome, life-changer for kids. Open Bionics, a UK-based company whose mission is to provide affordable prosthetics, teamed up with Disney to create character-themed prosthetics for kids. I'm struck by the heartful commentary from Open Bionics CEO Joel Gibbard in an interview with The Independent: “The power of these … Continue reading Seriously Awesome Disney Character Robot Prosthetics For Kids

Kids Are Philosophers, Too!

"I just don't understand why the world was created. I mean why are we here?" Says everyone including my seven-year-old son while he was falling asleep last night. Wow! What a reminder to never underestimate the depth of a child's musings. Especially the souls who clearly have fully developed adult sensibilities and just happen to … Continue reading Kids Are Philosophers, Too!