CANDLELIGHT CAROLS AT TRINITY CHURCH

When you move to a new place, you leave a lot behind.  The best way to compensate is to create new traditions. Christmas is a very special time of year.  For me the holiday season starts around mid-November, so though I do go back to Detroit for the actual holidays, I don’t spend most of […]

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LIFELONG BONDS…PART 2

Cuff, I wish you enough

You just never know do you?  Relationships that you think will last don’t, and those you assume will fade away… they become stronger, more meaningful than you could imagine. Back in March I wrote about my coaching days, and how those ties endure.  I had such a special moment last week that I just have […]

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY DANCE CAREER?

Dancers

I was going to be a dancer, a choreographer, actually.  There’s always a dance percolating in the back of my head.  It’s always there, but I don’t often think about it.  Two recent episodes, a work event and my (ahem) 30th high school reunion, have got me thinking about the career that wasn’t… Nine years-old […]

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15 YEARS LATER: SO MUCH HAS CHANGED

I didn’t plan on writing about 9/11.  I really never thought I would.  But here I sit, on the 15th anniversary of that awful day and I can’t help but reflect: We’ve lost our innocence. I remember being at work when it happened, hearing, “A plane hit the World Trade Center!” and thinking, “Oh no, […]

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DRIVING IN BOSTON

Massholes. That’s what they call us…Boston Drivers.  I never think I’m a Masshole until I come home to Detroit.  I have to check myself when I get behind the wheel: You are in Detroit. The roads are straight and flat. There’s plenty of room.  People mostly follow the rules.  Leave the F Bombs at home, […]

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SELLING AT THE CRACK OF DAWN

Selling at Todd Farm

If you know me, or if you’ve read my About page, you know I recently had an antiques business. It’s something I’ve done off and on for years, starting back before I moved to Boston.  In fact, when I moved I thought I wouldn’t travel that path again…but I was curious about a new market.  […]

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SMALL TOWN IN THE BIG CITY

Like many cities, Boston is broken into official neighborhoods, and each has its own feel, and its own little downtown area.  As you might guess, the older ‘hoods are closer to the water, and many of them comprise the overall city center, “Boston Proper.”  I live in Roslindale, southwest of the downtown core.  “Rosi” was […]

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THE REASON IT HAD TO HAPPEN

Maybe “reason” isn’t the right word.  By “it,” I’m referring to The Break-up from a previous post.  The reason doesn’t actually have anything to do with him, or why he couldn’t continue the relationship. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in the months since then, about my life and about my future, what I […]

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SONGS OF GRIEF

They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree.  I believe we learn to live with loss, but we never stop missing those we love. We go about our lives until something triggers that deep yearning, that place in your heart where your loved one resides.  For me, it’s almost always a song.  Music burns […]

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BREAKING UP: A USER GUIDE

There’s a meme out there somewhere, something like: Dating in your 40s… Are we doing this? Because I’ve got shit to do. I find at my age, the worst thing you can do is waste my time and waste my energy. Because yes… I’ve got shit to do! I believe a relationship should be mutually […]

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