When I landed in Frankfurt, Germany, my birthplace as an Army-brat, the same dreary weather greeted me that I had left in Boston, MA. However, when I walked though the doors to the Frankfurt Book Fair,aka FBF, the overall feeling was “contagious excitement.” 7,539 exhibitors from 111 countries with 3,000 events and 100 publishing companies were busy assembling their booths.  I compared it to the 2010 New York Book Exp America, (aka BEA) I had attended in June. According to… Read more

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Are you aware of Social Security’s COMPASSIONATE ALLOWENCES INITIATIVE? Are you or a loved one eligable NOW? Having the burden of monitary issues lifted from our shouders during treatment can be a God-send and a big step toward recovery.  There are few times in life when someone fighting advanced or recurrent breast cancer can get a break in life. Early Social Security Compensation Eligibility may give patients that much needed breather.   As a mentor and recurrence… Read more

(Writtten for Ladies Going Green Online Magazine) We can survive for weeks without food but not for long without water. Our bodies are made up of 60-70 percent water. But, is it healthy to drink?         Bottled water is expensive. Are water companies protecting us or taking our wallets for a ride, or are our municipal water works taking our health for granted? A four-year scientific study recently made public by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) had disturbing findings…. Read more

Sharing something sweet is the sign of a true friend and I feel privileged to be Rachna Chhabria’s.  She shared her Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award with me. http://rachnachhabria.blogspot.com/2010/04/fabulous-sugar-doll-blogger-award.html  This award is given by British Fantasy Writer Lia Keys, founder of Scribblerati, http://liakeyes.ning.com/profiles/blogs/about-scribblerati  and ScribeChat on Twitter http://liakeyes.ning.com/opensocial/ningapps/show?appUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fos.ning.com%2Fningapps%2Ftwittertracker%2Fgadget.xml%3Fning-app-status%3Dnetwork&owner=timequest&readded=1   Although Rachna Chhabria and I became instant friends and blog followers on Scribblerati, I only knew her by her bio and her writing. I got such a kick out of reading… Read more

Summer is drawing to a close, but it’s not over yet, so don’t put away the grill!  How about one more salad for the road? Summer and grilling go together like peanut and butter. Delicious foods grilled to perfection and served outdoors with loved ones are the beginning of treasured life-long memories. However, meeting everyone’s food requirements or restrictions can be tricky.  My GRILLED  ROMAINE SALAD  can rise to the occasion.   Freshness need not be synonymous with expensive.  Produce at… Read more

Life is a Game of Cards: What’s In Your Hand? Part 2 of the BLOG from the Radio Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodymindandspiritnetwork/2012/09/05/beyond-the-5-senses Tarot cards were originally used to play a card game that was very similar to bridge. As with the Tarot cards today, 21 of the special cards served as permanent trumps. These could be played regardless of what suit was led, and outranked all the ordinary cards just as the Trump cards of the Major Arcana do today. The game… Read more

I really slept late this morning. By late, I mean well past 12:00–noon. I was up well past 2:00am finishing two more chapters in my second  book, SURVIVING RECURRENCE. (Many 2s and wells there. Synchronicity?) Once I am “in the zone” it’s difficult to break my concentration and stop typing.   “Leave the rest for tomorrow,” is not in my vocabulary. By mid-chapter, I am driven. Forget food and water, I’m content in my self-inflicted jail cell. This driven feeling… Read more

Remember when we did not have the luxury of automatic washing machines that spun clothes dry, clothes driers that removed wrinkles to decrease ironing and dishwashers that dried dishes spotless and had garbage disposals in them so that rinsing was unnecessary? For that matter, remember when Mom was the dishwasher and you were the spotless drier?   Our winterized home on Cape Cod had been reopened before our arrival by the same plumber who had drained it. We had been… Read more

Part 1 of the BLOG from the radio show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodymindandspiritnetwork/2012/09/05/beyond-the-5-senses Tarot cards were originally used to play a card game that was very similar to bridge. As with the Tarot cards today, 21 of the special cards served as permanent trumps. These could be played regardless of what suit was led, and outranked all the ordinary cards just as the Trump cards of the Major Arcana do today. The game became known as the Game of Triumphs and was popular… Read more

(Written for Ladies Going Green Online Magazine)   “An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.” This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is the answer for just about anything. But, what is the key to prevention? A healthy body dispels disease. We are spirit inhabiting body. How we feed our spirit is half the prevention. What we feed our body is the other half.   Most Supermarket foods have been altered. Prepared foods contain refined sugar, salt and… Read more




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