Have you heard of Facebook Depression? It’s a real thing, apparently, based on the fact that most of our Facebook Friends express only the shiny, happy parts of their lives on social media and hide the less-than-perfect bits. People don’t realize that what they’re seeing on Facebook isn’t a reflection of reality, and they begin… Read More Facebook Depression
Happy New Year and Welcome 2014! Every year as I crack open a new journal, I think of a line from one of my favorite book series where the main character also starts a new journal each year. “Isn’t it mysterious to begin a new journal like this? I can run my fingers through the… Read More 2013: Resolutions in Review: Books and Movies
That’s a pretty cool visual, don’t you think? My friend Gale Martin created it to publicize a fabulous prize package that she, our fellow author Meredith Schorr and I are hosting to help you relax your way through the holiday season. I think everyone will agree that relaxation is in pretty short supply this time… Read More Holiday Books & Bubbles Binge
It’s a bit odd that writing a post about Christmas trees and Christmas tree ornaments has planted a song from Fiddler on the Roof in my head. I don’t think Tevye would approve. But even he would have to admit that my tree is lovely. From the new star at the top of the tree… Read More Tradition! Tradition!
October was a crazy busy month. So busy, in fact, that I wasn’t able to blog in real time. Instead, I’ll give you a recap: WORK: Work has been busy, yada yada yada… Now on to the good stuff. NANTUCKET: I started off the month with my annual trip to Nantucket, but instead of my… Read More October Wrap Up
If you’ve read my blog before or have talked to me in real life for more than 3 minutes, you are probably aware that I’m a scholar of all things television. From I Love Lucy to Friends to the upcoming season, I have at least a dabbling knowledge of most shows, networks and trends, plus… Read More Emmy Night!
Let me be very clear. I’m not basing my retirement plans on either the Maine Lottery system or the gaming tables of Las Vegas. That said, everyone dreams about what they would do if they suddenly won the lottery and I’m no exception. First, of course I’ll do all the boring things that everyone says… Read More If I won the lottery…
You will probably notice that I’ve been AWOL from my blog for the month of July, but I have a really good excuse. And a doctor’s note. To start at the very beginning, I had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. I spent most of it with my family and also had a friend stay… Read More Friends Don’t Let Friends Mix Limes and Sun
So…. I’ve had perfect vision my entire life. That’s pretty impressive considering the fact my sister wears glasses. My mother wears glasses. My father wears glasses. All of my grandparents wore glasses. Most of the men I’ve dated or wanted to date have worn glasses (not germane to the story, but true…) Anyway… Eight years… Read More Do Fellas Make Passes…? (I’ll Let you Know)
This is one of the fastest posts I’ve put together, but I just had to share the amazing time I had this weekend at a bookclub that also helped support the E.E. Little School in North Reading, MA. You may be asking how I got involved with this school (what with my having no kids… Read More Girls Night Out Book Club