Ten More Buttery Chardonnays for Under $20

I picked up my new favorite, Hob Nob Wicked Limited Edition Chardonnay from California, on a special price promotion for under $10.00. This is by far the best flavor value of the bunch.

Life Uncorked: Mastroberardino Historia 2000

  This weekend my husband, Nick, and I uncorked a bottle of Mastroberdadino Historia 2000, one of the wines we purchased at the Radici Resort and Spa in Mirabella Eclano, when my family visited there in July of 2009. Trust me, it is not often that we have an opportunity to drink a sixteen year oldContinue reading “Life Uncorked: Mastroberardino Historia 2000”

The Trump and Sanders Phenomenon

How do you begin to explain the current public interest in politics? Is it because the candidates offer more in terms of entertainment value or because they have actually struck a nerve? Are we tuned in just watch their antics or are they tuned in to us for once? Possibly the most interesting aspect ofContinue reading “The Trump and Sanders Phenomenon”

Chocolate, Wine & Dying Anyway? May as well enjoy ourselves!

Here’s hoping you enjoyed some red wine and dark chocolate yesterday in honor of St. Valentine’s Day! I know I did.   Like you, I chose to ignore reports like the the JAMA Network study Resveratrol Levels and All-Cause Mortality in Older Community-Dwelling Adults which indicates there may after all, not be any real health benefits ofContinue reading “Chocolate, Wine & Dying Anyway? May as well enjoy ourselves!”

Apologies & Book Sales Analysis

  Apologies! I’ve been away for awhile, and I apologize for completely abandoning my blog and WordPress over the last few months! THANK YOU to all who remained loyal to my site during my absence. Some personal issues crept up: a new job, my Mother (who has dementia) moving near us, writing a new book,Continue reading “Apologies & Book Sales Analysis”

FREE eBook Promo! & Here’s Why….

#‎FreeFriday‬ and Saturday 7/17-7/18 Read: http://t.co/OK0GFdB6J3 ‪#‎RRBC‬ Why Give Books Away Free? When I first published my book, I was dead set against giving it away for free. Something about spending years of my life on something and then just handing it out gratis didn’t sit well with me. What I didn’t comprehend then was theContinue reading “FREE eBook Promo! & Here’s Why….”

Advice to my Twenty-Something Self:

I was ‘home’ in Rhode Island for less than 24 hours because my mother’s annual Christmas visit now includes travel escort service on both ends. Once your parents reach a certain age, this is as it should be, but it’s also a reminder of the passage of time and just what that means. As aContinue reading “Advice to my Twenty-Something Self:”

Top Five Things I Can Never Bloody Well Find In My Own House!

Got children? Then you know what I’m griping about. From the moment my two, sweet, bundles of joy were born it was clear nothing was mine anymore. I can tell you that as they grow older the issue only magnifies. For the most part, as parents we resign ourselves to this. We embrace sacrifice. It’s aContinue reading “Top Five Things I Can Never Bloody Well Find In My Own House!”

Top 100, I’ll Take It!

I’m running a promotion on my novel, “Secret Agent of God.” It’s a Kindle Countdown deal for .99 through this Sunday, 9/5. I went to copy the link for a tweet that I was writing and discovered the e-book had hit one of the Amazon Top 100 lists @#66. So I take this as aContinue reading “Top 100, I’ll Take It!”

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