Twice Bitten by La La Land, Love & Regret

Forget the singing, the dancing, the sets, the terrific, catchy music, and the fantasy of La La Land. What remains at the core of this award-winning film is character development and a love story that viewers are intentionally swept into from the opening scene of this boy-meets-girl movie romp that harkens back to old-time musical […]

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Why We Love “Follow Your Dream” Stories

* Last night, while on vacation in Hilton Head, our waiter, Michael, still with a heavy accent originally from Queens, NY, told us how he came to live on the island. “I was working in construction, and in 1991, Hilton Head was booming. After vacationing here, I packed up my stuff, moved, and did pretty […]

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I Totally Missed It

You’re supposed to remember the dates of big anniversaries. I didn’t. I totally missed it. Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of my novel. It wasn’t even a blip on my radar; I am wrapped up in other things and didn’t take a moment to reflect on the last year. Anniversaries are for […]

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On Being A Dreamer

* * * DREAMS by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. * * * I remember reading this poem as a teenager. My mother had this book […]

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What Dreams Mean…

Last night, my friend Jenny and I got together for a night out on the town in Baltimore for what we call our annual “Fa-la-la-la-la Night Before Christmas.” We exchanged gifts and indulged in some wine and delectable food. At the end of the evening, she gave me a bag of gifts. I love them […]

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The Wonderful Thing About “It’s A Wonderful Life”

For years, watching “It’s A Wonderful Life” has been part of our family’s tradition. It started when I was a teenager and lived at home with my parents and brother, Glen. Even on occasion now, if we have an early snowfall prior to Christmas, my father will call and say, “It’s time for ‘It’s A […]

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