Getting Older

Hearing Myself Through Childhood Letters

August 13, 2015
Letterstonancy

Looking at old photos from childhood is heartwarming, especially for a nostalgic person like me. But, it wasn’t until I recently received a package of old letters that I had written as a child that I realized how fascinating it is to “hear” yourself from your youth. The letters were sent to me from a […]

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Lie Flat On The Lawn

May 26, 2015
North lawn

Two days ago, I found out that one of my childhood friends had suddenly passed away, shortly after her 50th birthday. She was one of those friends that was an important part of my growing up years. As we entered middle school, we drifted apart, but still remained friends or at least “friendly” through high […]

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Top 10 Favorite Moments From My 30-Year High School Reunion

June 18, 2013
William A. Shine Great Neck South High School

You might be surprised by this list of the Top !0 Moments From 30- Year My High School Reunion.

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Someone To Brush My Hair

April 10, 2013
Hair Brushing

As a mother to three sons, I ponder the notion of whether one of my boys will fulfill the role of a “daughter” for me.

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What I’ve Learned About Being A Hospital Visitor

April 1, 2013
English: Logo for the US television show Grey

It’s not easy when someone you love is in the ICU of a hospital for a week straight. With all the beeping machines and long stretches of watching your loved one sleep, you have plenty of time to think, daydream, and observe the workings of a hospital. This is what I’ve learned over the past […]

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Why I Don’t Want To Attend My High School Reunion

January 29, 2013

My 30-Year High School Reunion is coming up in June and I have no interest in attending. None. My distaste for the event is not brought on by what you think: I did not hate high school. I was not a loner or a geek or the school slut (far from it, I’m afraid). I […]

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What’s Your Name? (Mommy Brain Strikes Again)

January 28, 2013
What

I’m not supposed to have “mommy-brain” anymore. My boys are 9, 13, and 15 — hardly babies, so I can’t really claim sleep deprivation from a newborn or total exhaustion from chasing a toddler. I’ve never been very good with names. When I meet someone new for the first time, I can forget their name […]

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