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I didn’t realize how many hearts I would touch when I took on this writing assignment 52 weeks ago. I just began to write. I don’t consider myself a writer. I just had an idea. I wanted to document people I am grateful for that touched my life somewhere along the way. I started on … Continue reading Mr. S
There are many powerful women that have touched my heart, soul or brain in one way or another. Oprah, Suze Orman, Carole King, Julia Child, are just some of the women that I applaud when it comes to their success, and persistence to follow their dreams and passions. Oprah just blows my mind on all … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty – A Moment Like This – Be Kind to One Another
Being the center of “community” has always been an important part of who am. So much so, that when Dave and I were a young married couple, we created our own community within the vast cast of thousands in Los Angeles and it’s suburbs. The Coffee Canteen. An idea that we had that morphed … Continue reading My Cartoony Self, and the “Coffee Canteen Cast of Characters”
If you are lucky, your life is graced with amazing friends, that really are more like family in your heart. While my daughter Kayla was gracing the Lincoln Elementary playground in her childhood years, she created a bond with another student that would ultimately unlock a family friendship between our households. The Piserchios. So many … Continue reading Snowflakes and Seashells
I love to start my day with a cup of coffee as I head outdoors to my favorite room in our home. The hot tub. It is where I can let my senses embrace the Newark wildlife that flies above. As I sip my coffee and begin to greet the day, I listen to the … Continue reading To All My Feathered Friends
Dedicated to Andrea Smith, Bert Kerney, Ylma Gutierrez, Bobbette Grasty, & Jennifer McMenamy~~~~~~~ I love gold jewelry. So as I was contemplating these five lovely women, I thought they reminded me of 5 Golden Rings. Golden circles that have wrapped around my heart somehow. If you were thinking of the Holiday song “Twelve Days of … Continue reading 5 Golden Rings
Good Girls Revolt 2016 was the year Dave made the bold move back into the movie business. He had taken almost 2 decades off to raise our kids with me, probably assuming he would never go back. We were running our own company after all, but somehow the tv/movie industry was calling him again. Well, … Continue reading Good Girls Revolt
The year was 2001. The devastating attacks on the twin towers had recently scarred our lives and hearts. I felt different after that day. My sense of security had been crushed like a bug that dreadfully found it’s way under my favorite black boots. I worried all the time. Would my kids be okay if … Continue reading Darryl
I could see it in her eyes. She had come home from a day filled with a commute to San Jose State University on the ACE Train, a long day of music classes and rehearsals, followed by another commute back to the Fremont train depot to round out her hectic day. Such a glimmer in … Continue reading Train Guy!
Last year, almost everything in my life had changed. My husband and I decided to sell our business after 17 years and with one phone call to a dear friend in the Los Angeles area Dave was heading back into the movie industry. That call was made on a Tuesday and we had to pack … Continue reading The Elderly Man at Home Depot