Saying Goodbye to Johnny B

Saying Goodbye to Johnny B

John Bresnan I lost a good friend this week. I first met John Bresnan in the nineties when he and his family moved to Charlotte, and even though we could not be more different, we became close right away. Julie has runway model good looks and exquisite taste, and John...
Liar, Liar!

Liar, Liar!

The most recent Dutch Amaryllis to bloom at Chifferobe Lying seems to be all the rage. We are used to politicians telling lies, and we are in fact surprised when they tell the truth, but this guy from Long Island, George Santos, is such a liar that his lies are making...
Grinding into a lower gear

Grinding into a lower gear

At the risk of mixing metaphors, I have gone, seemingly overnight, from being the Energizer Bunny to being The Little Engine That Could. Within the past few days I lost my voice and have felt my life shift into low gear. Not only have I lost the vigor to do everything...
What is the worst part of the holidays?

What is the worst part of the holidays?

Taking down Christmas decorations is like unpacking your bags after a much anticipated trip.There has been so much build-up, so much anticipation, and like a flash both are gone in seconds. They combine a sense of exhaustion with sadness and regret. I am slowly...
Another chance for a fresh start!

Another chance for a fresh start!

Even though I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, I love the idea of a fresh start. I want to erase all the big mistakes I have ever made, and begin all over again. To do this I would have to start when I was  a little kid. I did something really awful in second grade...
Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections

Warm Flap Hats lined in fleece just$25 When my children were growing up, I thought that it would be smart to ban television from our home. I thought that instead of watching a lot of mindless tv, they would use their imaginations and play creatively. I thought it...