How Do YOU Say Thank You?

Repost With the 2019 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  I was taught that it was not only appropriate, but necessary to send a handwritten thank …

My Smartphone and Me: It’s Not Just Millennials Who Are Hooked

I admit that I, like many others today from Gen Z to Baby Boomers,  am attached to my smartphone.  I actually suffer some anxiety when I don't have it with me, or can't get to it when I hear it buzzing, alerting me of a notification or text message. The fact that I can do …

How My Appearance Affects My Daily Commute

Like it or not, every day we are judged by how we look, how we dress, how we carry ourselves. I’m a Millennial living and working in New York for just over a year.  I make the commute from Long Island to Manhattan every day and a large portion of my time and paycheck is …

Civility And Courtesy Shouldn’t Be Optional. Our Children Are Watching.

Civility and courtesy, the outward expressions of human decency, are the proverbial glue that holds society together- qualities that are more important than ever in today's complex and changing world.  Emily Post's Etiquette, 19th Edition I have been so disheartened by the lack of civility we are witnessing from the Oval Office these days.  What …

Live Chat, Social Media Or Phone? Which Do You Prefer For Customer Support?

I'm not normally an impatient person, but I can't think of anything that can be more of a time suck than being placed on hold by a company's customer support department for long periods of time, often leading to my disconnecting because I have run out of time and patience.  You know you are in …

Am I The Only Boomer Not “Feelin” Airbnb?

Have You Embraced The Trendy Airbnb Lodging Accommodations For Your Leisure Travel?  Would You Open Your Home As A Host? Let me preface my story by saying I'm often an early adopter of new products and services.  I ordered my children's holiday toys online before it was a trend, or even reliable.  I jumped into …

Connecting Generations Through Food

I don't know whether it's the anticipation of fall and the holiday season, or the recent havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey on families on the Texas Gulf Coast, or a combination of both, but I've been thinking a lot about comfort foods, preserving family recipes (many may have been lost in the hurricane), and the …

Hire Women Your Mom’s Age – The New York Times 

There’s something haywire about how women are expected to crunch our most celebrated achievements into a timetable that frequently lasts fewer than 20 years. Find a partner. Raise some chicks. Zoom to the top of your field. Check each box by 50. We may mistake this Acela for our life until it whooshes past, stranding …