Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Letting It Go

Dark and generously thick hair is a dominant family trait for the women on both sides of my DNA tree. But as years tumble forward, our heads fade to gray well before the mindset of middle age. Each generation of women had their method to combat and come to terms with the inevitable. My maternal… Continue reading Letting It Go

Book News & Events, Ramblings & Writing

Surrendering Pink-an annual musing

  Pink-tober has bloomed in rosey reminders for women to be aware and take care. Walks, T-shirts, pretzels, and football fields parade the pink advertising the call to donate to awareness and support campaigns. Oddly enough, the breast cancer that robs us of our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends is not given the attention or… Continue reading Surrendering Pink-an annual musing

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Anniversary Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee on this blustery wet morning? Matt and I are at Davis Park; a cozy beach community on Fire Island (just a quick boat ride across the Great South Bay). We are staying in our friend's cottage for the weekend overlooking the ocean. There is no better place to… Continue reading Anniversary Coffee Share

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

The Quiet Feminists

My mother was a feminist although she would never embrace that titled. Mom defined herself as mother, wife, and homemaker before teacher and scientist. Mom studied the sciences. She held a passion for exploring biological mysteries and a talent for research and teaching. Women were not welcomed in the sciences during that post-war era. Although… Continue reading The Quiet Feminists

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Grandma’s Chowder

Weekend Coffee Share 2-9-19 Good morning, Everyone. Come on in from the February cold. How’s your coffee? Soups are the best solution to the “what do you want to eat?” conundrum. Every year, my husband Matt and I host a Chowda’ Cook-Off at the Sayville Yacht Club. Crock pots filled with a favorite variety of… Continue reading Grandma’s Chowder

Ramblings & Writing

Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Oh, baby, it's cold outside. Welcome to  Stories Served Around The Table  January Update. January began the new year with giveaways, hug challenges, and a re-affirmation of goals.  Read on. Hug Everyone You Know Giveaway Hug Challenge Week 2 Weekend Escape  A Flipper's Paradise Writing Plans  I was honored to be interviewed again on The Writer's Dream. This time,… Continue reading Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee? Mine is a bit bitter coming from a mini drip coffeemaker–a big difference in taste and instant gratification as compared to my Keurig coffee pods.   If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I am on Hilton Head Island Island, SC this morning. My… Continue reading Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Ramblings & Writing

Christmas Magic

My daughter and son-in-law live in South Carolina. When they visit with the kids, Lily, age almost five years, and Teddy, a 14-month old busy toddler, a whirlwind of activities must squeeze into a short amount of time. This Christmas was no exception. Parties, cookie baking, and visiting clutter the short time together. This time,… Continue reading Christmas Magic

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18

Good Morning, Everyone. Thanks for stopping by for a quick cup of coffee. It is Christmas time. I have pods of espresso and am not afraid to indulge. I intend to offer espresso as an after-dinner treat with dessert, but now that they wait in the pantry, resisting is impossible.  This coffee share will have… Continue reading Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18