To Remove a Curse

Hi there. I haven't posted in quite some time, and since this is the last week of 2015, I thought I'd do one last blog for the year. The end of the year is always a rough one for me because I'm reminded that another year has gone by and I'm still not where I … Continue reading To Remove a Curse

Stevie Nicks Is the Key

Once again, I'm faced with the coincidence question. So, there was this night bird that took residence in my neighborhood. Specifically, in the tree around the block, directly behind my house. As soon as the sun went down, this little bastard would come out and start a symphony that would last all night long. As … Continue reading Stevie Nicks Is the Key

From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File

Recently, I began talking about freaky occurrences and the idea that everything happens for a reason (or not, depending on your point of view). Sometimes things happen that are so freaky that even the most stalwart person has to wonder, what does it mean? For instance, in THIS BLOG , I talked about an incident … Continue reading From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File

From the “Are You Kidding” File

I read several blogs that cater to chefs, food writers, and foodies. One post I read recently was a Q&A with a culinary R&D specialist at a large company, where she tests new products and develops and tests recipes for the company’s cookbooks and website. Before I continue, let me give you a quick back … Continue reading From the “Are You Kidding” File

Green-Eyed Monster Is a Bitch

Some of you already know—and for those of you who don’t know—I write a weekly blog over at Women & Words. Back in February, I wrote about how my frustration over not being able to succeed in selling a certain nonfiction project led me to hate someone. This someone has nothing to do with my … Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster Is a Bitch

Joy and Sorrow, Together and Apart

Have you ever won anything? A sports trophy? A medal? A commendation for a job well done? A prize for the most cookies, cars, or houses sold? Have you ever won even a runner-up position in a competition? If you’re a writer, have you won something for your writing? Not me. Ever. For anything. Not … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow, Together and Apart

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

When you take public transportation to get to work, you tend to see the same people all the time. Maybe not every single day, because unlike most other transit systems, here in New York, during rush hour, the trains run every few minutes. So even if you leave your home at roughly the same time … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Getting on Track

It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged. That’s because the holidays, as they do every year, kept me very busy. It all becomes a whirlwind of pressure and I sometimes wonder if I’ll make it to the new year with my sanity intact. I always do. Sort of. Then the holidays ebb away … Continue reading Getting on Track