I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Celebrate poetry! “Poem in Your Pocket Day”

April 14, 2011

Today, I’m celebrating “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” I’ll bet you weren’t expecting that one from me, were you?  ;-) But I’m serious. All these years, I’ve been waiting to meet […]

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Forget hotels. AirBnB.com offers an affordable stay in someone’s home

January 6, 2011

I’m already fantasizing about those 2011 vacations! To preserve cash, I’ll be on AirBnB.com again. This travel listings website offers a terrific option to booking hotels. Folks use it to […]

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I am getting ahead by cutting costs

December 30, 2010

Soooo, I’m about to walk into 2011 with nearly $9,000 less in annual expenses. And even though I’m happy about this development, it also makes me feel rather pathetic. Since […]

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5 ways that some married women can annoy a single, divorced woman like me

December 23, 2010

I do a good job of celebrating the holidays because I want my daughter to have a happy childhood. In the process of keeping up the festivities for her sake, […]

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Why I’m back in therapy

December 9, 2010

Sooooo, I’m back to seeing my shrink. That means I’m paying $175 for a weekly, 45-minute session. Ouch. Unfortunately, my health insurance doesn’t cover a penny of it. Fortunately, the therapy […]

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Holiday season & divorce: 10 survival skills

November 25, 2010

It’s been a rocky, post-divorce decade of searching for new holiday traditions. But this morning, I actually woke up feeling HAPPY about Thanksgiving. Is this really me???! Up until now, […]

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6 things every new international traveler should know about before departure

August 20, 2010

Our India vacation is only my second trip abroad IN NEARLY 20 YEARS. A pathetic fact, I know. But it gets worse… My lack of experience with the real world […]

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