HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY – BECAUSE I HAD TO…..

It’s almost that day again! Time to start thinking about what to get your better half for “the most romantic day” of the year! I know, I know, you are romantic every day! (Rolls eyes) You know however, if you don’t bring him/her something special you WILL be in the doghouse, but what if you…

WALKING BACK TO EAST FLATBUSH – GROWING UP DUNN

Growing up a “Dunn” in East Flatbush holds so many fond memories. By a “Dunn” I mean an Irish American Catholic. I am sure so many can relate. I attended St. Catherine of Genoa Grammar School at 870 Albany Avenue and made my appearance every Sunday at church. In those days, if I forgot to…

FOR THE LOVE OF BAGELS….

OH BABY, GIVE IT TO ME… with a schmear, with butter, with tuna fish, with cold cuts, pizzafied and even naked just give me your dense, thick, doughy existence! Put your seeds in my mouth (sesame and poppy of course!) I first met you as a pre teen when we lived around the corner from…

Eek! There’s a mouse in the house!

You would think living in New York City all of my life that I would be desensitized to an occasional “visitor” once in awhile, but NOOOO I am not nor will I ever be! Why may I ask am I always the first and sometimes the “only” one to see these creatures?? It never fails,…

THAT “NOT SO MAGICAL TIME OF YEAR”

The Halloween costumes have been put away and the painted pumpkins have started to decay and you know what that means! No, not Thanksgiving anymore. Now we go straight to Christmas. When I was growing up, it was a standard rule. The Christmas decorations did not come out of the closet until the day after…

THE POWER OF THE BEAN

WE ARE OBSESSED! Before our little piggy toes touch the floor in the morning many of us have our coffee pots already starting to pour that stream of super java into our cups. You know that smooth dark liquid that will grant us super powers! The power to get through a day full of screaming children,…

A BROKEN WOMAN

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but what about a woman broken? Is she angry, sad, lonely, defeated? The answer is YES to all of them. As a woman these days we are expected to work full time, keep up with the cleaning of the house, be the caretaker of the…

MIAMI STYLE WATERFRONT LIVING IN BROOKLYN NY!

Nestled quietly in the south corner of good old Brooklyn, N.Y. is a virtual oasis better known as Mill Basin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Basin,_Brooklyn . When you discover this little piece of Paradise, you will never even know you are in Brooklyn! In fact many movies on the big screen that you may have seen have been known to use…