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One of the other hats I wear is as a textbook writer, and part of this job requires me to look at a wide variety of textbooks about lots of topics. I was reading part of a psychology textbook about memory and there was a fascinating section on flashbulb memories. These are very vivid memories … Read more

Another Storage War

We live in Buffalo. Insert your own joke about snow here. Therefore we have a lot of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and other cold weather paraphernalia that floats around. For years we stuffed all of this in the hope chest in our front hall. It was a disaster. Nothing stayed together. And people always piled … Read more

Storage War: Won

I’ve won one storage battle. The kids’ bathroom has a little narrow closet I use to store medications and supplements, as well as first aid supplies and any potion or lotion you can name. I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to this stuff. While I do regularly purge and toss expired prescriptions, … Read more

Lots of us ask that question, and often the answer ends up being no! Not this year. Check out this piece I wrote for Completely You that offers some great tips.

I wanted to share some articles I’ve written recently: Should You Take Calcium Supplements? This is something I’ve been wondering about myself a lot since there is conflicting research out there about what is the best thing to do. I was happy to get the answers! Does Acupuncture Really Work? It definitely works for me, … Read more

I used to write a holiday letter each year and enclose it in our cards, letting everyone know what we’ve been up to, what the kids are doing, where we traveled, and what’s in store for the new year. I also always included a wallet size family photo. Several years ago I stopped sending the … Read more

Some Thoughts on Marriage

This past weekend we went to a 50th anniversary party for my aunt and uncle.  They were an example of “Teen Mom” back when it wasn’t cool. Three children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren later, as well some rocky unemployment times and the usual family ups and downs, they are still together. They are … Read more

I’ve had good news and bad news recently. The good news is that some health issues that had been plaguing me for a long time have finally been solved and eliminated. The bad news is that it turns out I am gluten and lactose intolerant. Now these two things are not the end of the … Read more

Upgrading to Fabulousness

My office needs a serious upgrade. I’m not talking about a new desk, chair, or storage. I’m even happy with the paint on the walls (plum). No, I am talking office supplies. I’ve had it with boring note pads, black staplers, silver paper clips, yellow post-its, and Bic pens (no offense Mr. Bic). However, I … Read more