“Think Your Parents Were Tough?”

“Memories of a Milltown Girl”  “Think Your Parents Were Tough?”               Think again… The lives of kids of a town principal and the town’s ministers are equally challenging. Since the parents are expected to set a high standard for the community, their kids are expected to be the embodiment of that standard. Water balloons out the […]

But Does He Really Have Alzheimer’s?

 But Does He Really Have Alzheimer’s?  It’s a confounding disease—Alzheimer’s. And no 2 people get this disease the same way. Sometimes, his illness is very obvious, showing up as serious cognitive problems, but at other times, my partner can be amazingly “on,” as in witty, fun, engaging. The disease, at times, makes me wonder about my […]

Karmic (or Comic) Relief

Karmic (or Comic) Relief –Why One Should Never Act Like an A**hole  I absolutely love it when some lout who’s abused others gets a comeuppance from the universe. Years ago, when I was in the real estate business, I witnessed a perfect occasion. I represented a buyer who had just bought a cute ranch, through […]

Sometimes, the Grass is Greener

Sometimes, the Grass is Greener  Every once in a while it hits me:  I’m the only one of my family who stayed in Rhode Island…stayed for my lifetime. My 3 siblings left long ago. Most of my reason for staying is simply due to life circumstances: At 25, I married here…had my first child here…got […]