Something beautiful every day

For several years I’ve posted inspirational quotes to illustrate my photographs on Facebook. I’m happy to announce that I created a new blog to curate the photos in one place — and to share the daily shots of inspiration with folks who aren’t using Facebook. My long-range goal is to quit Facebook entirely and spend […]

The last goodbye

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die: You feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day No matter how old you are, losing a parent is a difficult rite of passage. In the April […]

Recovering perfectionist

“Perfectionism is the enemy of the people,” wrote Anne Lamott. “It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.” Are you a perfectionist or a control freak? If so, you’ll relate to my new column in the February issue of Michigan Prime, delivered this weekend with your Sunday Detroit News and Free Press. Click […]

No-regrets caregiving guide

In the November issue of AARP magazine, editor Robert Love saluted the 39.8 million Americans who currently provide unpaid care to an adult, dubbing them both “noble” and selfless. During the last six years of my mother’s life, I inherited the task of managing her long battle with vascular dementia. Had you asked me then, I […]

Small Business Saturday!

I’m a fan of thriving downtown business districts, so I like to support and promote Small Business Saturday — on November 28 this year. To show my appreciation for the independent merchants in my community, I make it a tradition to buy holiday presents and hostess gifts from my favorite shops on this special day. With its […]

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