Grateful

    Optimist or pessimist?  Do you find the 'good' in life and others or do you focus on the 'bad'?  Life is a never-ending series of triumphs and challenges.  The continual barrage of changing circumstances can be frightening or invigorating, it depends upon your perspective.  I am an eternal optimist.  I embrace what's good…

National Cancer Suvivors Day

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day.  A day to celebrate those who have fought cancer, those who have lost their battle, those who have waged the war on this deadly disease and pretty much anyone who has been affected by it.  When you think about it in those terms, today is a day to be…

Shame on Good Morning America

September is quickly coming to an end and even before the last day of childhood cancer awareness month is over, 'pink' is already being promoted in the media. Magazines, advertisements, television and everywhere I look I am overwhelmed with 'pink'. I understand raising awareness for breast cancer, I don't understand the total lack of support…

Pediatric Cancer Awareness

September is almost over and with it the hope that pediatric cancer awareness month would get national attention and major support.  Cancer is a terrible disease no matter who the victim is young or old, but even more so for a child.  The battle to beat cancer and survive becomes paramount when kids should be enjoying childhood…

Motivation

Motivation comes from within.  Our lives keep us moving towards goals and our aspirations get us there.  It is when we really want something that we work the hardest.  Complacency gets you no where, yet motivation can move mountains.  I have devoted the past ten years to my pet project The Honeysuckle Foundation for Children…

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…

Islanders vs Rangers

The New York Islanders vs the New York Rangers is one of the all time great New York rivalries.  You do not need to be a hockey fan to know this.  I grew up on Long Island attended quite a few Islander games and always enjoyed ice hockey.  My son even played ice hockey and when…

I Wrote a Best Seller!

I love to write.  I blog, I tweet and I wrote a book.  I know people read my work, as I can see from my followers, subscribers and those who have purchased my book.  I do not have the notoriety however, to make my book a best seller.  I always thought the toughest part would be writing.  Sitting…

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…