Finding New Year’s Peace In A Small Town

Finding Peace in the New Year Ever since I was a child, New Year’s Eve has held some special place for me. As a writer, I have loved the idea of redemption and the new beginnings that the New Year promises. And they are only promises, many broken before the vow leaves...

Whenever I call you, friend

I’ve been blessed to have the same best friend since my freshman year at Syracuse University. We were both put through the insistence of our parents, in the all-girls dorm. Considered safe from the all-night, coed high jinx found in the other dorms, Haven Hall was the...

Happy Birthday to Me!

This is the month of my birthday-heralded by cooler temps, clearer skies and the remarkable newness of “back to school.” As a kid, I loved the timing of my birthday because it was a few weeks into the new school year. Close enough for my summer friends to celebrate...

The Space Between

There are times that being alone is a Godsend and others when it is a curse.  I feel like I walk between two worlds–the world that I created with a husband–family, community, friends–and the world that has been created in the aftermath–new...

Blame It On Prosciutto

I am happy. I really enjoy where I am in my life right now–job, apartment, kids, my lifestyle has all become what I had always hoped. Most days, the actual road that I took to get here remains in the rear view mirror, but every once in a while, the veil is...