Last Friday, I sat in the waiting room at my local urgent care, feeling stupid about letting a case of heartburn get the best of me. I’d been dealing with this heartburn pain for two weeks, after it suddenly appeared early one morning as I drove to work. The day I dragged myself to urgent… Read More


Yesterday, I met a friend for coffee and a chat. We hadn’t seen each other in seven years, when I left the private college where we worked together, to work on a daytime TV talk show. Danial is an incredible artist who’s thinking of turning a collection of her drawings into a coloring book. We… Read More


In my job as a producer for a local TV talk show, I go through pairs of scissors like crazy. The blades quickly become dulled by constantly being used to cut paper scripts and tape them onto 4” x 6” cards for the host to have handy. Or, scissors will grow legs and wander off,… Read More


Last Friday, I had an appointment with a new doctor. After decades of seeing a traditional primary care physician, a friend suggested I give a naturopath a try. She recommended one from her own doctor’s practice and I looked him up. Once I learned he was covered by my husband’s insurance, I made an appointment.… Read More


The growing allegations against Harvey Weinstein have brought out many “Me Too” stories from women and men from all walks of life. I think, if you’re a living, breathing human, you’ve had at least one “Me Too” moment. My 20’s were spent in New York City, working in an industry rife with “Me Too” moments.… Read More


I met Orlando one sweltering fall day in New York City in the 80’s. He shuffled into the diner where I worked the lunch and dinner shift, and took a seat in front of an open floor-to-ceiling window. He folded his lanky form into the chair and clasped his slender hands together, resting his chin… Read More


This is a milestone week for me. Twenty nine years ago, I tried to end a serious cocaine addiction by overdosing on Valium. To be honest, it wasn’t the cocaine that prompted the OD. A short time before downing a nearly full bottle of Valium, I was at an after-hours club in Greenwich Village, listening… Read More


This Saturday (June 3rd), Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood will play host to dozens of romance authors from across the US and Canada..  The 2017 Readers and Writers event takes place from Noon – 4:00pm at WithinSODO (2915 1st Ave S, Seattle). General Admission tickets are just $15 (CLICK HERE to get yours). Many of the attending… Read More


Yesterday morning, I awoke feeling down in the dumps. There was no mystery as to what was causing my melancholy. Yesterday was May 8th, and the 26th anniversary of my mother’s passing. Even though so much time has passed, I feel her loss as keenly as I did on that rainy day in 1991, when… Read More


The first round of the NHL playoffs is well underway, with 16 teams battling to continue the quest for the Stanley Cup. The pairings go like this: Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton… Read More