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Resolving to be more like Gram in the new year

January 1, 2012 Ah, the first of the year. Such a time of hope, promise, anticipation, goal-setting, and determination. Oh, and let’s not forget intolerance, insolence, discourtesy and overall hot-headedness. more »»

Christmas Day is all about family traditions

December 25, 2011 And so this is Christmas — and what have you done? Sure, I’m quoting John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas” — but I’m also asking. Seriously. more »»

Remembering the true meaning of Christmas

December 18, 2011 Ah, I can hardly believe that it’s already time again for my shameless act of the year: the Patty-ization of Clement Moore’s timeless classic, “’Twas the Night before Christmas. more »»

Holiday frustrations leave mom frazzled

December 11, 2011 On the negative second day of Christmas my true love gave to me confirmation that I’m [krey-zee ]. That’s the phonetic version of the word crazy, BTW. more »»

Everything I?need to know, I?learned from Rudolph

December 4, 2011 Everything I need to know, I learned from “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Well, sort of. I mean, the 1964 animated (or is it claymation? I always get them confused .. more »»

The holiday season is upon us, ready or not

November 27, 2011 Well, there’s no turning back. This is it. The holiday season of 2011 is officially upon us. Tired of turkey yet? Me neither. more »»

What happened to taking time for Thanksgiving?

November 20, 2011 And so, here we are — just about at the big day we wait for all year. The date on which so many give such heartfelt thanks for so much ... reduced price merchandise. more »»

It’s about time to talk about the time change

November 13, 2011 Today’s rant? “The Top 10 Things I Hate about the Time Change.” As in, the one associated with Eastern Standard Time versus Daylight Savings Time. First an apology. more »»

Where is the wisdom that comes with age?

November 6, 2011 You know, I thought getting old was supposed to have perks. more »»

Halloween no treat for some

October 30, 2011 If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you dozens of times: I really, really don’t like Halloween. more »»

Our actions and reactions speak as loud as words

October 23, 2011 I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again and again and again: Words matter. more »»

The top 10 reasons one camper hates camping

October 16, 2011 First of all, a word of thanks. Many folks weighed in on last week’s column about the questionable behavior of certain celebritie. more »»

Even celebs need to be held accountable

October 9, 2011 Am I the only person in the world who thinks LeAnn Rimes is like, not exactly the next in line to take over Mother Teresa’s missionary work in Calcutta? I mean, don’t get me wrong. more »»

Looking forward to a stress-free October

October 2, 2011 It’s been a really, really messed up week; seven days of torture, seven days of bitter. more »»

The movies that stick with you, years later

September 25, 2011 I don’t know what it is about “The Lion King. more »»

Trying to savor instead of lamenting the moment

September 18, 2011 This is it. The end of the world as we know it. Well, you know, the world of summertime, anyway. As of this Friday, at 5:05 a.m., it will officially become autumn in the northern hemisphere. more »»

Remembering that unforgettable date:?Sept. 11

September 11, 2011 Sept. 11. That poor little date. Destined for such an ominous place in the annals of tim. more »»

Looking back at 16 years of life lessons and love

September 4, 2011 At the end of 1994, I was a 20-something gal dating a really cute boy named Kerry Kimerer. Exactly 16 years and two days ago, I married him. more »»

A short summer bleeds into a long winter

August 28, 2011 ere we are at the final weekend in August. Sigh. It’s just so very sad. How did we get here so darned fast? I swear it was even quicker than last year. You know, there is this time phenomenon. more »»

Interpreter offers assistance to hapless speakers

August 21, 2011 You know how book author John Gray thinks “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” right? And you’re probably also aware of the whole “he said but she heard” phenomeno. more »»



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