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 One Cookie Diet

Everywhere you look (online, tv, stores) there are companies promoting diet products, vitamins, and meal plans for losing weight. Millions of dollars are spent on advertising.There are support groups and personal coaches to guide you on your weight loss journey. I...

Confessions From A Politician’s Mother

When one of my four children first ran for political office, I was informed that the “other party” would probably dig into my past searching for some juicy tidbit to discredit my family. Most of  my “past” was way before social media so they...

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...