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Celia Marszal-Iannelli

Celia Marszal-Iannelli
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Celia Iannelli is a native New Yorker enjoying a second career — in 'retirement' — as a freelance writer. She lives in Jamesport.

What’s in a name? Plenty!

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An ill-fated trip to the DMV to apply for an enhanced driver's license leads to an existential crisis for Cecilia Constance (Lucia) aka Ceil aka Cookie.

The little green monster that can ruin your life

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Jealousy can ruin lives, wreck marriages and other relationships and lead to revenge and even murder.

Narcissism reigns in our ‘me-me’ world

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What are the impacts of living in this narcissistic age? Look what happened to Narcissus.

Beware 30-somethings in spandex

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The gal in the blue spandex invited me to join her in a high-intensity interval-training workout. I accepted. Big mistake.

The value — and limits — of a backup plan

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When you work 'in the cloud' you really need to keep a copy of everything on your computer, right? And who would leave home without a backup bag packed with just-in-case necessities?

Gifts from the heart are always the right size and color

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Gifts given from a warm hand and a warm heart are always appreciated.

Finding peace this Christmas: Let’s focus what unites us, not what divides us

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The lyrics of a carol from the poem "Christmas Bells," written on Christmas Day in 1863 by Henry Wadsworth snaps everything into perspective: “Then pealed the bells loud and deep; God is not dead, nor doth he sleep. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail. With peace on earth, goodwill to men.”

My big fat Italian Thanksgiving

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This year, I will celebrate the gift of family by embracing my Italian tradition

Don’t take that grenade for anyone

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It's not easy to recognize when you are in an abusive relationship — and even harder to leave one.

When you’re stopped at a red light, do you pretend you’re invisible?

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The things people do while they're waiting at a red light range from amusing to odd to just plain gross. Celia Marszal-Iannellli conducted her own survey.
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