The Night I Became a Teenager – the Beatles and Saturday Night Live

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In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party.  It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes - overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, unsupervised most of the time, free to smoke cigarettes and pot and drink cheap beer. We were so young, but, due to our proximity … [Read more...]

What Defines Success?


Amy Chua, the author of the book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times on Sunday, January 26 titled "What Drives Success?"  The core of the article focuses on how some racial and ethnic groups in the United States are more driven to succeed  than others because of the authors' theory of (and new book about) … [Read more...]

Zya – the App for Music Lovers of All Ages

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  I have a niece and nephew who are 9 year old twins. Most of the time when they come to my house to visit they end up on some sort of electronic device or another. Often I'll return to my desktop to find it on guest user and some random game that they've been playing online. The few times we've tried to watch one of our old favorite movies with them, they really aren't … [Read more...]

Blessed Over Stressed – Battling Anxiety and Depression


I didn't make any resolutions this year - I know better than that. They don't work for me. What I posted on Facebook about my New Year's resolutions (because everyone else was doing it) was this tongue-in-cheek statement: For 2014 I resolve to do everything better, faster, with less calories, less money, in the moment, without guilt, with compassion - every single day. That … [Read more...]

9 Reasons My Marriage Shouldn’t Work – and One Reason it Does

  Last month, my husband and I celebrated the 26th anniversary of the day we met. By celebrate I mean we completely forgot about it. Since we've known each other for 26 years,  I've known him  for more of my life than I haven't. It didn’t take long after we met for us to decide that our relationship was going to go beyond the first few dates. Partly it had to do with … [Read more...]