Happy as a Pink Pig in _______!

Happy as a Pink Pig in _______!

  Wow. Or, better yet: WOW! It’s the Monday morning of Labor Day weekend, and I’m feeling especially grateful. Grateful that the heat has dissipated here in the LA area. Grateful that we didn’t have to evacuate because of flooding in Texas or a...
Marilyn’s Magical Michigan Adventure – Part 1

Marilyn’s Magical Michigan Adventure – Part 1

Saginaw, Michigan is my hometown. I couldn’t wait to move away from there, which I accomplished in 1980. I never looked back. I return periodically for weddings or funerals or family reunions – always enjoying the few days I spend with family. But this...
Transforming lives – one woman at a time

Transforming lives – one woman at a time

I had to submit a proposal this week – a big one. I hadn’t done anything like this for a long, long time, since most of our new customers come from referrals and don’t require an elaborate presentation to win the business. But this one was different...
Poop!

Poop!

A funny thing happened to me on Wednesday. Not the kind of “ha ha” funny, but “hmmmm, that’s interesting” kind of funny. Several weeks ago, I noticed discomfort in my lower extremities. Kind of bloating, belching, non-normal bowel...
A Memorial Weekend of Murphy Memories

A Memorial Weekend of Murphy Memories

I finished! I finally hit the “publish” button at 1:11pm on May 31st. No – not on my long-promised memoir, but on a photo book I promised to create for my 99+ year old Aunt Lil after my recent visit in April. It was a logical and reasonable plan....
I (heart) Ireland – Part 4!

I (heart) Ireland – Part 4!

Ulysses, published in 1922 and considered to be one of the most important books ever written, is 265,000 words in 18 episodes. This blog about Ireland, now on Part 4, will never win any literary awards – but will hopefully keep your attention until I finish recapping...