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Wondering About Life Turns

Wondering About Life Turns

Do you ever wonder, really let yourself wonder, about where you would be if you had taken one or two different turns earlier in life? What if you had gone to a different college? Or moved somewhere else after graduation?
Myrtle Beach 1969 (Photo)

Myrtle Beach 1969 (Photo)

For many summers, when I was a kid, my parents would pack up our family of four and travel to Myrtle Beach, SC. This was back in the late 60’s and early 70’s before there were huge hotels and condos on the beach. And only a few golf courses. My...
College Applications Make My Table Messy

College Applications Make My Table Messy

My son and I are in the middle of his college applications. No, I’m not one of those helicopter parents. I’m not writing his essay for him.
College Visit With My First-Born

College Visit With My First-Born

My son is a senior in high school this year. My first born. My 6'1" hairy, gangly, broad-shouldered baby. So last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to...
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How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

Today is the day after I returned home from my trip to Las Vegas. It was one of the best Las Vegas trips I've ever been on. The weather was gorgeous. Warm during the day. Cool at night. My husband and I were alone except for the one evening we got to spend with a college...
Missing My Kid On His Birthday

Missing My Kid On His Birthday

Today is my son’s birthday. His 17th one. And for the first time ever, I’m not with him. I can't hug him more than he wants me to. I can't tell him, again, the story of his birth. And I can't bake him a birthday cake from scratch. (Oh, right, I wouldn't do that anyway.)
My Clothes Are Not As Tight (Fitness Update)

My Clothes Are Not As Tight (Fitness Update)

Yesterday morning, I ran 2.5 miles. Then, in the afternoon, I went to Pilates. This morning, I woke up and went to a kick-ass spin class. After class, as I was getting in the shower, I couldn’t help but think, “Who the f@$k am I?” I’ve had that thought a lot in the last couple of weeks. ...
After the Race (In Memory)

After the Race (In Memory)

So I ran that race this morning. That 5K I’ve been yapping about for the last couple of weeks. My first one ever. And even though I didn’t meet my goal of a sub 10 minute mile, it turned out better than I had hoped for.
Odds to End the Week (Valentine's Day edition)

Odds to End the Week (Valentine’s Day edition)

I am without my valentine on this February 14th. He’s off skiing in Colorado with a buddy. And having the time of his life. I get to spend the evening with my teen daughter and her BFF, making brownies, eating takeout and watching a marathon of romantic comedies. And there’s no place I’d rather be.
A Year Later (Thinking of Martha)

A Year Later (Thinking of Martha)

Martha was killed almost a year ago. Struck by a car as she was leaving a shop in her Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. And her death still doesn’t make any sense to me. I don’t think it ever will.