6 Reasons the KonMari Method Does Not Work With Books

  Photo credit: Barbara Delinsky   A week ago, I had no idea who Marie Kondo was.  Then, after rushing past yet one more article about her now-viral KonMari Method of decluttering a home, I slowed and took a closer look. Marie Kondo is a professional tidier-upper.  The star of several books, a ton of videos, and as of January 1 of this year, a Netflix show, she [...]

By |2019-01-23T12:38:49-04:002019|Blog, Life|10 Comments

This is Why I Have Four Reasons For Hope

No, this is not a political blog. I’m not touting one candidate over another. The election of 2018 is over. Some races went the way I wanted, others did not. For me, though, four things stand out. Four BIG reasons for hope:  Women can do it. Record numbers of women ran – and WON – on issues about which they care. We still have ways to go before we have [...]

By |2018-11-13T17:29:00-04:002018|Blog, Life|1 Comment

Top 5 Reasons to Love Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal, which is why one of my favorite scenes in the upcoming BEFORE AND AGAIN is Maggie Reid and her mother having room-service breakfast in their suite at the Devon Inn and Resort. Maple bacon, scrambled eggs, thick wheat toast, fresh berries with clotted cream? I drool as I write this, and Maggie and her mom didn’t even have sticky buns! I’m a morning person. I [...]

By |2018-05-30T13:08:54-04:002018|Blog, Life, writing|7 Comments

Four Reasons Why I Listen to Classical Music

I never used to. Well, I did occasionally, but it wasn’t my go-to station when I was in the car.  I mean, I’ve always appreciated classical music. I just never before needed it as much as I do now. What changed? Donald Trump came to power. That single happening has been so loud, so ugly, so divisive, that I need a break from the continual national noise. Sure, I could listen to pop music, [...]

By |2018-04-22T18:51:12-04:002018|Blog, Life|6 Comments

The Truth About Why I Don’t Own a Gun

Why I Don’t Own a Gun It goes back to my childhood when I never had a toy gun. For one thing, I was a girl, and guns were considered improper toys for girls. For another, my parents never owned guns – largely because their parents had grown up in the shadow of Hitler, a time when soldiers came to the door with loaded guns and took innocent people away. [...]

By |2018-03-15T13:19:50-04:002018|Blog, Life|16 Comments