Attitude of Gratitude: There’s a Lot to be Grateful for in my Life

Faceboook is overflowing with gratitude challenges. People are challenging their friends, family, and colleagues to identify those things in their lives for which they’re grateful. My friend, Maura Halkiotis, challenged me to identify and post three things I’m grateful for each day for five days. I altered the challenge a bit: here’s my list – all […]

Yarmouth Clam Festival: Still Fresh After 49 Years

The weather gods were looking out for the organizers of the 49th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival last weekend. Perhaps the unseasonably cool temperatures and lack of humidity were Mother Nature’s way of acknowledging a job well done. The  town of 8,300 along Maine’s southern coast prepares to welcome 100,000 to its village every year to […]

Staycation: Reflect, Recharge and Reconnect Close to Home

Southern Maine proved to be the perfect setting for an end-of-summer staycation for my husband and me. First up: beaches, of course, since we find nothing more relaxing than a multi-day beach tour.  Mother Nature cooperated, providing beautiful sunny days for the entire week, as we visited old favorites and added one more to our […]

My Relationship with the Red Sox: 45 Years and Going Strong

Who would have thought that one of the longest-standing relationships in my life would be with the Red Sox – those boys of summer who, for decades, came oh-so-close to winning it all? My first memories of the Red Sox date back to 1967 when my parents were building our house. With the frame complete […]