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What are you born to do

Posted on 02/03/2015 11:32:24 AM

"What are you born to do?" That was the question I asked myself when I launched what I called 'The Curriculum of ME' a year ago.  I was at a juncture, Life Part I was complete and Life Part II, (defined as kid grown and launched) was underway. I started by doing a review. Life Part I – fu..

Sleeping Parents

Posted on 01/31/2015 07:29:42 PM

 I need to invest in a bus pass. Sometimes I feel like I don’t need to be behind the wheel of a car because I’m reaching my limit on all the wild stuff I see. I can’t be the only one going through this, but it seems I’m always in the wrong place at the right time. I..

No Smoking: A Journey From Addiction

Posted on 01/31/2015 11:42:26 AM

“Do you have a cigarette?”    “No, I don’t smoke.”      I don’t smoke...not anymore. I haven’t been asked for a cigarette in years, and so haven’t reflected on the subject in a very long time. I began to reflect now, as I walk..

A Woman's Wisdom

Posted on 01/27/2015 11:40:48 AM

IN HER SHOES trailblazer – Women share stories of stepping up and out in Life Part II. CATHIE STONIER saw it coming. In two years her youngest son, Colin, would graduate from high school and then…..what? What did she want to do? How would the next chapter be characterized? A b..

Eating like a Manly Man at J&R’s Steakhouse on Long Island!

Posted on 01/13/2015 12:22:08 PM

One thing I do love about staying over my gal’s parents house for a visit now and then is they usually take us to J&R’s Steakhouse out in Calverton, Long Island. It’s one of pop’s favorite places, and is one of those spots that is made for one thing and one..

Trekking into Queens rewards with Kabab Nirvana!

Posted on 01/13/2015 12:20:23 PM

Sometimes you just have to escape the comfortable surroundings of your regular haunts to discover new food sensations. It’s so easy to gravitate to the same spots over and over that are close to home, and become part of the normal routine for many of us here in NYC. Having friends who live in ..

I want to Say I Do, Until I Don't

Posted on 01/07/2015 09:39:46 PM

This past July my boyfriend declared he was ready to take the next step in our relationship by moving in to my house. Cohabiting was a topic we had tap danced around; the dance includes sessions of stomping on the idea and running from it at full speed. Other times it might be a slow dance that seem..

If You Don't Like Me I Mostly Don't Care, but it Still Hurts a Little.

Posted on 01/07/2015 09:38:35 PM

I received a unexpected message from a girlfriend who listed many ways in which she loved me. While it felt wonderful to read several clear reasons why she loved me at the top of the list were some fairly negative words: neurotic, selfish, narcissistic. What I know about myself is I tend to pay more..

You can Bite me anytime in NYC!

Posted on 12/08/2014 08:05:10 PM

A sandwich almost as good as an afternoon sex session that you don’t want to end, but you know that you have to get back to work after slipping out for a little afternoon delight! Such is the allure of Bite located in the Gramercy part of NYC. Small funky sandwich nook that offers up..

New Year’s Resolutions, Frozen, Squirrels & Hangovers in NYC!

Posted on 12/08/2014 08:03:00 PM

Look, I’ll be the first one to admit that it’s hard to pass up a night out on the town here in NYC. Put a booze filled cocktail in front of me along with a great steak dinner and Phil is a happy boy! I just can’t give up going out with my friends, or meeting up with them at some ho..

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