Once upon a first time in NYC

NYC. New York City. The Big Apple. “The city that never sleeps.” What brings throngs to New York? The sights and sounds of Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Plaza, the World Trade Center? The hustle and bustle, the big lights, the big buildings, the big,...

Scary stuff

Growing up, I always heeded my parents’ advice about never getting into a car with a stranger. As a parent, I pass this advice along to my own children. As a parent, I can only hope that they take this advice seriously. When one thinks of a stranger, one might...

We love the things that summer brings

Happy summer! The season officially begins at 6:34 p.m. today (June 20, 2016). It’s a day that we look forward to as the cold of winter slugs along. It’s a day that seems like it will never arrive. Oh, but summer. Glorious summer! Time to enjoy “the...

Stop the shaming already!

Social media can be a blessing and curse. It’s a great way to keep in touch with relatives and friends near and far, to celebrate achievements, excursions and more. It’s also a way to support and comfort in times of trouble and tragedy, to catch up on the...