The Dance-Off

Which one’s better? Zumba or Soul Line Dancing?

That’s what I set out to find out. All because one of us—I’m not saying who—decided to throw down the gauntlet. And once that happened, all bets were off.

It was me versus Elise.

Zumba versus Soul Line Dancing.

The east side of the freeway versus the ocean side.

Brunette versus blonde.

Fitbit Flex versus some other, fancier model.

In other words, it was Hammer Time. Continue reading

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Waiting, like I’ve got nothing better to do. Sitting here alone in my doctor’s office, waiting for her to enter the room and acknowledge my presence. It’s not as if I don’t have anything better to do. After all, I’ve got people to see, fish to fry. Continue reading

Comic Con or How I Spent a Weekend with 130,000 of My Closest Friends & Had the OUTLANDER Experience of a Lifetime


This has been a year of firsts. Traveled to Brazil to train teachers how to teach science to their students? Check. Visited Chicago for Mother’s Day to spend time with my daughter? Check. Started working out with a personal trainer? … Continue reading

My Mother’s Basket


Upstairs, in my daughter’s room, on the second shelf of her bookcase, there is a small, hexagon-shaped woven basket, with a red ribbon decoratively tied to the lid’s handle. I’m not sure how old it is, but it has been … Continue reading

My Summer of Reading!

This is going to be my summer of reading! Yes, I’m going to read every book I’ve been hoarding, storing, stashing, perusing and downloading. This very summer. Mark my words! Continue reading