funny, right?

The third week in February was a great week.  Nearly my entire family (sister, brother, kids, in-laws, grandkids, nieces, etc.) converged on Redington Beach from New York, Denver, Orlando, Austin and Jacksonville.  So fun, so many memories, so many laughs. My sister Jane and I got to catch up on our kids' lives, our current... Continue Reading →

is TV cool again?

I ask because there was definitely a time not so long ago that nobody admitted to watching TV.  But having spent nearly my entire career at The Nielsen Company, I knew that wasn't true.  Because we processed the TV ratings.  And plenty of people were watching TV.  Of course, given current technology, I shouldn't call... Continue Reading →


My life is a blur.  I feel like time is literally FLYING.  And that I never have enough time in a day.  Ever feel like that?  How is that possible when I'm no longer employed fulltime?  I admit, when I was younger, I occasionally ran into folks who had retired from the large company where... Continue Reading →

i’ve been using you

It's true.  Full transparency, full disclosure.  I've always liked writing.  And when I (was) recently retired(!), I thought first of writing.  But it's one thing to share your own crazy thoughts with folks on a blog, and another entirely to write for $$$.  Dollars, greenbacks, dinero.  Yep, that stuff that helps pay the mortgage and... Continue Reading →

writer’s block?

I'm still a blogging newbie.  I know this because this is my 26th post and I'm following more and more other blogs and some have been out there for years!  Coincidentally, I'm also working on becoming a content / creative writer.  For that, I will likely get assignments (500 words describing the benefits of flossing).... Continue Reading →

when did THIS happen?

Seriously.  You might not believe this, but up until a month or two ago, I was anti-social on social media!  Sure I had a Facebook presence, but only to stay connected to kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, siblings.  In fact, shockingly, I wasn't even 'friends' with Richie Coldcuts.  It's true. So what changed?  Well, I've always been a... Continue Reading →

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