Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Florida Style

I grew up in Connecticut, so I was akin to celebrating Christmas New England style. Hot cocoa, cold-weather garb, roaring fireplaces, even the occasional sledding excursion. So when my parents bought a place in Florida … Read More


It’s been a wonderful year, even though nothing too extraordinary happened on a personal front. Sometimes it’s important to celebrate what doesn’t happen in life. It was a year of staying the course.  So as … Read More

Love Blank

My Dad was the stricter of our two parents. He held a high bar for us when it came to getting good grades, doing chores, and being respectful to people, especially our teachers. He was … Read More