Memories of Blanche Barnett Nevel

Recently, my cousin, Eadie, sent me this picture of my mother that she discovered in an old album. It was not dated but I am guessing my mother’s age as 20 something. I had never seen this photograph and was thrilled beyond words! My last memory of my Mother was...

Living With Meniere’s Disease (Vertigo)

I remember the day as if it was yesterday. I was attending a party and someone grabbed my hand to join an Israeli folk dance called the Hora. For ten minutes, I danced in a circle smiling at my husband who was sitting at a table watching. It was one of those special...

The Birthday Gift I REALLY want

Fifty years ago, I never would have imagined that we would be connecting with people all over the world via the internet. Back then, you wrote and mailed letters or made very expensive long distance calls. Life certainly has changed…Is it 100% for the better? I...

2016…I am ready for you!

2016 will be a milestone year for me. I am turning 65 on January 29th and have designated myself as “The New Face of Medicare”. This is not because of how I look (though the freckles definitely help to peel a few years off), or even how I feel (I have been...

The Beautiful Nameless Woman

The other day a friend posted an article on my Facebook page. It was about Hitler’s personal photographer and included photographs of Polish Jews shortly before they were sent off to concentration camps. One of these photographs was a beautiful young woman. To...

Delilah’s Morning

Delilah shut off her computer and got up and stretched.  Six hours of writing and forgotten meals made her crave something at the 24 hour diner down the street.  Slipping into her sandals and wrapping her thick mane of hair in a huge bun, Delilah grabbed her keys and...