Category: Ramblings & Writing

Christmas Cookie Traditions

It is December 4th–National Cookie Day! Cookies are a big part of the Christmas tradition. My mom baked the best Christmas cookies with her hand blender and metal cookie press. The pantry shelves held five-pound bags of sugar and a colorful array of sprinkles… Continue Reading “Christmas Cookie Traditions”

The Macaroni Tradition

I grew up celebrating Thanksgiving Italian-American style. When I was a child, my parents piled their five kids into the station wagon and traveled over small road bridges, through the Belt Parkway and into Brooklyn where Grandma lived. Wafts of warmth and garlic could… Continue Reading “The Macaroni Tradition”

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, My Everyone. The day dawn crisp and very cold with light winds–a perfect scenario for Thanksgiving Day. I am up early picking up where I left off last night in prepping the big meal. Love this holiday. It is all about gathering… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving 2018”

#NaBloPoMo Day 14 Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday   Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment. Amazon     Barnes & Noble     IndieBound

#NaBloPoMo Day 13

Process and Craft   I have been a wife and teacher for 39 years, a mother for almost 35 of those years, and a dedicated daughter for nearly three scores. My desire to be a writer has been burning for at least 50 of… Continue Reading “#NaBloPoMo Day 13”

#NaBloPoMo Day 12

What would you tell your 15-year-old self? What to tell an anxious, self-conscious, riddled with doubt and expected to “know better” teenager? I’d say, “Go with your gut.” If your belly is giving you grief, then something in the choices you need to make… Continue Reading “#NaBloPoMo Day 12”

#NaBloPoMo Day 11

 I jumped in the NaBloPoMo18 daily blog challenge for the remainder of November. Better late than never. Thank you shout outs go to Hareem Sumbul and Angela Kennedy for reviving the challenge and letting me join in ten days late. Prompt: A rose by… Continue Reading “#NaBloPoMo Day 11”

Surrendering Pink

*This essay was published in several places, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Bridges publication and MBCNetwork website. I post it in one version or another on Facebook every October since I was diagnosed in 2012.   Ok, I’ll say it; “I hate pink!” This is… Continue Reading “Surrendering Pink”

Story Circle Network Star Blogger

That’s me for the month of June! I am so honored to be part of this writers’ tribe. And I get to put this beautiful badge on my side panel. Great big hugs and thank yous go out to Peggy Fountain and Jude Whelley… Continue Reading “Story Circle Network Star Blogger”

A Prom Story Part One

Proms have evolved over the years. Decorating the school gymnasium has been replaced by booking a brave restaurant venue. A one-man DJ substitutes for the local band and limos and coach buses line up to transport the youths instead of a mom’s minivan.  A… Continue Reading “A Prom Story Part One”

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