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My Summer Reading List

My Summer Reading List

I’m hitting the road again tomorrow. Hard to believe, I know. After a summer that’s included a trip to Israel, a week at the beach in North Carolina and an amazing couple of days in NYC. One thing I haven’t had a lot of this summer? Time to read. Again, hard to believe what with...

My Not-So-Secret Erotica Library

I’ve fallen a little behind on my posting to Life’s Dewlaps what with all of the writing I’ve been doing for The Stir lately and with the kids going back to school and any other excuse I can come up with. And of course, I feel bad about this. Guilt is something I come by...

A Little (Extra) Common Sense

I don’t usually plug products, people or web sites or anything, other than my husband’s cooking, on my blog but I’ve been using a website that is worth sharing. Particularly for parents who have school-aged children. It’s called commonsensemedia.org. A few months ago, maybe even a year ago, my brother told me about this web...

Bikes, Books and Bananas

I rode my bike to the library on Friday. For some reason, this made me feel good on so many levels. I love the library, know I need to exercise and am happy when I can conserve fuel and benefit the environment. Okay, the first two are the ones that are really true. The environment...

Sibling Rivalry

I read the obituaries almost every day. I’ve written about this before. And about how I marvel at the people who have accomplished so much in their lifetimes. Not just raising a family and being successful, but overcoming obstacles, being philanthropic and making the world a better place. Some days, I can barely make my...

Importance of the Journey

I recently picked up a book at the library by Ann Patchett titled “What now?”. It’s a slim book of 97 pages based on a commencement address she gave at her alma mater Sarah Lawrence. It chronicles the different paths that her life has taken which have brought her to delivering the address. And her...