Milestones

We measure our lives by years and milestones; birthdays, anniversaries and even divorces and deaths, we remember those days in our lives that something major happened.  I remember January 17, 2002 very well for that was the day my daughter Alicia was diagnosed with cancer.  This week was the ten-year anniversary of our year from hell, right after the 9/11…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the official kick-off to the holidays and a day for family and friends.  Every year as we sit at the Thanksgiving table, we go around to ask everyone sitting at that table what exactly they are thankful for.  Although a hungry bunch does not want to hear an excessively long list, here is…

The end of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The end of September is here and National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is almost over.  Another year passes and more kids are getting sick.  October brings Breast Cancer Awareness month and everything will be pink.  The NFL dedicates itself to it with pink hats, cleats and gloves.   The Empire State building will be flooded with pink lights…

For the love of money

Money makes the world go round are lyrics to a song as well as reality.  You cannot live without money.  It provides for us the necessities of life as well as the luxuries.  To what lengths will people go to get it, earn it and keep it?  We all know people who are disciples of…

I wrote a book…

I wrote a book.  I guess it is really no major feat nowadays, since everyone including 'Snooki'  and 'JWoww' have written books, in my opinion much about nothing.  I think my book is good and those who have read it tell me so, but my book gets no attention.  I have no morning news shows wanting to…

Down the drain

In my quest this year for better health and trying to combat middle age spread or melt, as I like to think of it, I try each day to walk 10,000 steps.  I walk around the community in the morning and even some evenings and during the day I take as many steps as I…

Take nothing for granted

There are so many things in life we take for granted.   Our family, our friends and our health are just some of them.  No one gets up in the morning believing you may lose them that day.  We get up and do what we do everyday, survive.  I find myself doing the exact same thing, what…

Our Own History…

Each day our lives change and while for the majority of us the change is undetectable, it is still there.  We grow older as do our children, our relationships change, our health changes and the list goes on and on.  For some people the change is instantaneous; a cancer diagnosis, something catastrophic happens, a job is…