My conversation with Joan Rivers

It has taken me almost 5 years to write this story about my conversation with Joan Rivers. Every time I started to write the story, I felt overwhelmingly sad. Joan Rivers died unexpectedly on September 4th, 2014 from complications during surgery. I was heartbroken,...

The Epidemic of Online Verbal Abuse

The other day, a woman called me a ” Dumb Bitch”. She didn’t say it to my face…She posted it online in response to something I wrote. I find it pathetic how easy is has become to hide behind a keyboard and type despicable things to strangers....

Age Discrimination In The World Of Skincare

I wrote away to a few skincare companies whose sponsored ads appeared on Facebook. Each of these companies claimed they were the best on the market. I gave them my background, including my age, and offered to review their products in exchange for samples. I shared...

Ten Years of Blogging!!

In 2008, after writing for a local newspaper and various other publications, I was encouraged to start writing a blog. Back then when someone would ask me, “What publication are you writing for now?” I would get a quizzical look when I said, ” I am a...

Money Saving Skincare and Makeup Tips

Every day, my Facebook page is filled with sponsored ads from skincare and makeup companies.  They often include videos and testimonials from women who swear by these products. I read the comments which sometimes include comments from frustrated buyers who write that...

The Royal Wedding 2018

Credit..Instar Images. Billions of people around the world tuned in to watch the latest Royal Wedding. I thought it was absolutely magnificent and like a scene out of a Hallmark Movie. Yes, I watch those movies. I was disappointed that within minutes social media was...

The Siblings

Carter works in the service industry and attends college. His smile lights up a room and I just assumed his manners came from a great upbringing. He is marrying his lovely girlfriend in a few weeks and was excited to share about their honeymoon plans and the fact that...

Friendships among men in the South.

  Billy lived next door to Reggie for decades. It never occurred to either one of them that the difference in their skin color was a reason not to hang around. They enjoyed sitting outside and shooting the breeze…how the town they grew up in was getting too...

The Power Of Kindness

Many years ago, I wrote a customer service column where I acknowledged people who gave outstanding customer service. I came up with the idea because I felt people were quicker to complain than say something positive. It is amazing what a difference a few nice words...

A Shout out To Mother in laws everywhere

I recently read a blog about Mother-in-laws written by a young writer. In the blog, she encourages women to stand up to their husband’s Mother and basically put the woman in her place. I found the blog interesting because I had just finished reading an article...