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Bits and Pieces

When Cupid’s arrow has a poisoned tip

by Feb 13, 2022
The signs of a toxic or abusive relationship can be subtle, but pay attention.

Waiting is the hardest part

by Sep 12, 2021
Whether it’s waiting for a train or waiting for medical test results, waiting is an unavoidable part of life. And it’s hard.

Ghosted: Being excessed hurts

by Jan 12, 2020
Ghosting happens in different contexts and situations, but it always hurts.

The value — and limits — of a backup plan

by Feb 9, 2019
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

by Jan 13, 2019
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

by Dec 9, 2018
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

by Nov 11, 2018
This year, I will celebrate the gift of family by embracing my Italian tradition

Don’t take that grenade for anyone

by Oct 14, 2018
It's not easy to recognize when you are in an abusive relationship — and even harder to leave one.

The slang you use will date you

by Aug 12, 2018
Whether you realize it or not, the slang you use says a lot about how old you are.

Eat this, don’t eat that — wait, never mind

by Jul 15, 2018
Nutritional studies are right...until they aren't. What are we supposed to believe when studies about butter, red meat, coffee, eggs and more are turned upside down years after they're first accepted?