Monthly Archives: December 2016

I’m Clearly Intrigued with Neighbors….(this is why)

They lived across the street in a modest home to which they added an entire third floor. “A playroom,” the wife added, “some place where the kids could enjoy a train set.” I thought it very extravagant. But that’s the … Continue reading

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The Year I Broke with Tradition

It was soon-to-be Christmas and all I knew was:  I couldn’t be home for the holidays. Why? Too much bad had happened. We were coming off two years of horror with my husband’s terminal disease.  He died on January 1st, … Continue reading

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Authors and Payback

To borrow a well-known phrase from best-selling author, Anne Lamott, in Bird by Bird: ‘If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.’ — My own version:  “You never want to piss off a writer, … Continue reading

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“These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…”

(A nativity scene my girls and I got in Cozumel, Mexico, years ago. We hand-carried it home. It’s now a colorful and cherished part of our tradition.) In the glass display case running along the corridor at Rhode Island Hospital, … Continue reading

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Christmas in Our Cape

  Our home glowed orange during the Christmas season, since that was the color of the candles Mom positioned in the windows throughout our two-floor Cape. I felt it a fine color—the glow seemed heavenly.  Some lights were tiers of … Continue reading

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Latest Reviews of My Guest-Speaking

Dear Colleen, “What a wonderful day we had at Leisure Learning. Everyone was so impressed with your presentation! You have inspired many from the youngest to the oldest.  You know from the audience’s response you held their attention to the … Continue reading

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