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Magical Christmas Memories from the Heart

There are many magical memories at Christmas time.  How about those from the kitchen?  They become a joyful gathering place for family and friends, albeit a bit crowded.

Mom’s kitchen, overflowing with love, warmth and super delicious smells, played host to wall-to-wall family.  Today my daughters-in-law have picked up the gauntlet and carry on that tradition.

Tree Wishes

Last Sunday we strolled into town for the lighting of the Somers Christmas tree. The weather outside was frightful. It was dark and rainy, so any light at all would have been welcome, but we had to wait until 5:00PM before the tree was illuminated, and we had an hour and a half to sing some Christmas songs and poke around accompanied by Gidget, the world’s cutest dog. Due to the rain, ...


I remember dancing. Jason held me in his arms and we moved with the music, kind of like making love in public (with our clothes on)! I put my head on his shoulder, he would whisper in my ear; it was loving and so romantic. We’d do the fox Trot, the Waltz, Rhumba, Tango, always touching one another. Even when we did the Lindy or the Cha-Cha we touched each other.  

Now people dance ...

On Stage: The Existentialism of Millennialism

If you want a crash course in Millennial World, I have just the ticket for you. Billed as an alternative comedy, it’s a play titled “Adaptive Radiation,” on stage through Dec. 30 at Denizen Theatre in New Paltz. (Ticket info:; 845-303.4136).

Although this is the vest-pocket venue’s second production, the Denizen quickly has established an ...

Tying One On

I am a scarf person, but I am married to a non-scarf person. Conversely, my husband is a hat person, and I am not a hat person. He says scarves are itchy and make him look like he has no chin. I say hats ruin my hair and make my head look like a bowling ball. So, whenever it gets cold out, he tells me to put on a hat and I tell him to put on a scarf and we both ignore each other.

It’s ...