Oops! Apology Post

If you received a whole bunch of posts recently, I want to apologize! When I opened my WordPress program to create a new post, there were a whole bunch of previous posts sitting in my Draft Box. I’m not sure why, as those were all posts I had published previously. So, because I am hungry […]

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A Trip Down Medical Memory Lane!

Today’s post is prompted by my daughter Caitlin asking what blood types my husband and I are. She read some research indicating people with Type A may be more susceptible to Covid-19. I knew Scott’s was Type O (whew!) since it’s on his dogtag from 1971. Me? No idea!! I checked my online medical profile […]

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A GLIMPSE OF OUR FAMILY THROUGH MOM’S CARDS – Part 2

In 2007, as part of our mother’s 75th birthday celebration, we arranged for her to receive 75 cards from friends and family. To make up the balance, I created 16 cards. I recently came across the cache of cards while organizing papers. Since I haven’t posted much lately, I decided to share my “creations.” It […]

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Using the Myers-Briggs Personality Test to Develop Your Story’s Character

Almost every weekday, I take part in a two-hour online writing group. We share ideas, our writing process, and even bits of our lives. This morning, one member mentioned she uses the Myers-Briggs Personality Test to help develop her characters. In my former life, helping students find their career paths, I incorporated the personality test […]

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Happy 90th Birthday, Mom!

Today would have been my mother’s 90th birthday. This year’s post honoring Mom is a little different from previous ones. It’s a video! Now, some of you may think this is a little creepy. But — you have to admit the technology is pretty cool. I have shared some of the cool technologies from MyHeritage […]

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If Walls Could Talk! Oh… Wait…

You know the saying. “If these walls could talk…” Oh, what we might learn about the history of our homes and their previous occupants! Well, guess what? A discovery inside the closet of our recently purchased condo did just that! Maybe this would be a good time to share some news. On May 7, 2021, […]

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Life DC (During Covid) – Covid Covers

One of the things I have really come to appreciate during this pandemic is people’s creativity. And their sense of humor. Today’s post is dedicated to the two librarians in our family: Laurel Goodgion and Johanna Holman. I’m not even sure how I found Steph Plant’s parody of Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All […]

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Time Travel – What You Find When You Empty a Box!

It was a beautiful day in Connecticut today – mid-70s, low humidity. Perfect day to be outside. So, of course, today was the day I chose to finally go through the two boxes of my mother’s papers. In my defense, I already went outside a couple times this week! My mother passed away on Dec. […]

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Life DC (During Covid) – Virtual Graduations

Tonight I participated in the 51st graduation of Hamden Adult Education. Last year was a special event as we celebrated not only 50 years of educating adults, but also 50 years of service by our Coordinator, Carl Mungiguerra. This year, though, was something else. In less than one week, our Director, LuAnn Gallicchio managed to […]

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Day 21 – Reflections on the 21 Day Family Connection Experiment

I did it! I have posted every day of the 21 Day Family Connection Experiment. As explained on their site “It started during the world-wide pandemic by a group of family historians. They collaborated and decided to measure the psychological benefits of increasing family connections during times of crisis, stress, or even personal struggles.” The […]

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