Why I Love My Mom

My family is interesting. I’m not my mom’s first child. I’m her middle child, but I am my dad’s first. I have an older sister and a younger brother and we are all about four years apart. In a way, that was perfect for us kids and in a way, it provided a buffer so […]

Be ‘American’ Exceptional

It’s Election Day here in the United States and I thought this would be the perfect time to say that we as a people are exceptional. Sure, there is always room for improvement (that’s for another post), but we are exceptional. Do I think we are the greatest nation on Earth? Irrelevant. I do know […]


Hurricane Sandy Destroyed My Home

I lived through Hurricane Irene (even if it was only a Tropical Storm when it made landfall last year near me here in New York City). In fact, about 10 days before that I experienced my first-ever earthquake too! Last week I lived through my first true hurricane. The lady Sandy made landfall late Sunday […]

Book Review: The Right Stuff

Do I have the right stuff? Boy, I hope so. I don’t want to be on the short end of this stick. If you have never heard of this book, or it’s author, Tom Wolfe, go pick up this book now. Sure, it is a history novel, but it reads like a movie. It is […]