I’m 43 and realizing that I’m officially middle aged! It’s a realization that just came over me the last few days.  I don’t know if it happened when I got really excited to finally purchase brand new appliances or the fact that both my spouse and I traded in my sport coupe for an SUV…Read more »

Secret keepers

When it comes to secrets, there are those that guard secrets like the holy grail and there are others that couldn’t keep a secret if their life depended on it…. Always one to keep secrets regarding special surprise birthday gifts and deep dark personal things about those close to me, I find it incredibly hard…Read more »

Shoes, shoes…and more shoes

My husband looks at my massive shoe collection and shakes his head and looks at me.  “Why do you need so many shoes?” I have about 20 pairs of black shoes alone–anything from slides, flat ballerinas, low wedges, higher wedges, mid heel pumps, impulse buys that I never wear but looked like I needed them…Read more »

Mainstream meh

I suppose there’s an argument somewhere about the more people know about something, anything–the better.  I tend to disagree. I’ve always loved the different, eclectic style in pretty much every art form whether it be fashion, music, photography, art, poetry…But what is it about when something becomes more main stream and accessible to the masses,…Read more »

Doing it all

I’m one of those weirdos that read my horoscope daily.  While I take it with a grain of salt, today’s read that I need to recognize that I won’t be able to do it all.  It got me thinking of that question all modern women ask themselves at one point or another…Can I really do…Read more »

Missing my magazines

Is it my imagination or are women’s fashion magazines getting thinner and thinner as time passes?  As I unwind on a weekday evening with my husband and cat snoozing beside me in bed, I look over to my nightstand.  There sits my  half glass of wine, the drugstore readers I never wear and a small…Read more »

Spicy chili

Pre-season football has begun.  Pumpkin candles and sweaters litter the store window displays at the mall.  And today I put on a pot of my infamous spicy chili.  All despite the fact that my porch thermometer reads 92 degrees–in the shade! What do I do to get myself into an autumn state of mind even…Read more »


It was brought to my attention that today was the birthday of the United States Air Force.  I was born to an USAF family. I often wonder how much my life would be altered if my dad wasn’t in the service during the worst war in modern US history.  I grew up around the world,…Read more »

Guilt over success

Have you ever been at a place in life where all your personal and professional goals are simply on fire, but everyone close to you is going through their own hell? I could mean, losing custody of their children, a death of a parent, illness that seems to drag on forever or a divorce? An…Read more »