Starry Nights

Starry Night. The iconic painting by Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. It is one of my favorites. Perhaps it is the simply whimsy of the variations of blue in the night sky; the bold, yet soft shades of yellow depicting the stars; the cypress trees that appear to be blowing in the wind; or, perhaps... Continue Reading →


What does it mean to "inspire?" Webster's definition of inspire, is to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. To fill someone with the urge, or ability to do, or to feel...…... I have never considered myself to be one who possesses a great... Continue Reading →


I write often of my Grandmother and the monumental impact that she has made on my life. Because of her I understood the importance of proper grammar, standing up straight, looking your best when you left the house (you never know who you will run into); and the importance of perfect oral hygiene (she was a dental hygienist). I... Continue Reading →

The Tipping Point

The first week of August is always difficult for me. It is the week of my grandmother's birthday. By now, all are aware of the significant impact she had on my upbringing and life in general. Even in her absence, her love for me continues to guide me. Yesterday would have been her 80th birthday.... Continue Reading →

An Unwavering Love

Little known fact about me, I am a bona-fide history junkie. My grandmother had this set of World Book encyclopedias, pretty sure this is where it started. They were black and white and housed in a maple bookcase, with a sliding glass door in her breakfast nook. I remember sitting at the table and feeling a... Continue Reading →

Living on the Edge

Many find it hard to believe that I am a person historically riddled with many fears. I was the kid that most parents dreaded raising. I was afraid of the dark, of dogs, of escalator's, fish in a lake, and let's not forget birds. God how I hate them, even name it, I was afraid.... Continue Reading →


If I could use one word to describe how I always felt, from as early as I can remember, it would be "Misunderstood." Years back, I took a personality test to identify where I was classified in the "Four Temperaments Theory."  The Four Temperaments Theory suggests that there exists four basic personality types: Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic... Continue Reading →

Full Circle

I hope everyone had a fantastic Independence Day! July 4th may very well be one of my most favorite holiday's. I was a summer kid. I lived for warm days, no school and the ability to spend sun-up to sun-down in my grandmothers swimming pool. I looked forward to summer camp, catching fireflies and family... Continue Reading →

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