Caretake?…Caregive?…What’s the Diff???

What’s the common denominator? The word “Care” No matter how you slice it, a caregiver/caretaker is a person who cares… for another. Many of us have been mothers, probably since our 20’s. Some of us became single parents (through death of spouse or divorce), meaning we absorbed most and, in some cases, all parental responsibilities. […]

I Write the Stories Of Heroes You Might Not Know

I’ve always been impressed with the folks who accomplish wonderful things, mostly out of the public view. As such, I determined to give these heroes a spotlight. My mission started years ago when I began writing about my career as teacher–relating the funny, touching episodes, as well as the troubling. My stories allowed the public […]

Self-Selling Your Home?-There’s a Name for That (Besides Crazy!)

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Last week I was in a small supermarket (oxymoron?) in Wickford, Rhode Island, when a young woman called out: “Hello, Colleen…I’m Kerry (last name I omit). You helped my husband and me buy a home some years ago.” We hugged and chatted; she told me they’d sold that home and bought a new…