This Month’s FEATURES

The White Elephant Gift Exchange

At our family White Elephant Gift Exchange this holiday season, I ended up with an actual white elephant. Excuse me, an albino pachyderm to be more politically correct. I was a little distraught to say the least when my name was drawn last and the only gift still under the menorah tree was a two-ton […]

Someone to Watch Over Me

When my nephew, Alex, was five, I wanted to give him comfort and guidance in the aftermath of his parents’ divorce. I live several states away and visits were infrequent. I wanted not only to express my love for him in a tangible way, but also to offer him resources he could call upon in […]

Book Review: Love’s Orphan

I just finished reading the compelling and true story of Ildiko Scott, a Hungarian immigrant who’s book, Love’s Orphan: My Journey of Hope and Faith is as hard to believe as it is to put down. Ildiko Scott was born in 1947 to a family decimated by the Holocaust. Her father, a nationally renowned cellist, […]

Reality & Happy Holidays

Whether we like it or not, on Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, the richest, most powerful, and, in my opinion, the greatest nation on the face of the earth now or in the history of the human race.  I freely admit […]




Dessert Wines: Making your Holiday Sweet!

There are very few rigid rules in the world of wine. Far too much time is … [Read More...]

Feeding Your Inner Santa

As the year draws to a close, the farmers’ market takes on a new life. … [Read More...]

Tomatoes, Pears and Grape Vines

Q. Every year, I harvest some of my green tomatoes from the frost hoping … [Read More...]


The Big Three: Forgotten Disciplines of Endurance Training

Over years of coaching/training (endurance) athletes of all types, I have … [Read More...]

Who will the Future Doctors Be?

I worry about the future of medicine, of doctors in particular, as the … [Read More...]

Quality Sleep: A Must for Good Health

HOW MUCH SLEEP IS RECOMMENDED?  Infants 12-17 hours Toddlers … [Read More...]

Healing Arthritis – From the Inside Out

Joint pain, known as arthritis, comes in many forms. The most common type … [Read More...]

Give Your Presence as Your Present

Regardless of your religious background or which family traditions flank … [Read More...]


Holiday Bells: The Music of Christmas & Hanukkah

            One of … [Read More...]

Holiday Inn

Bing Crosby, a roaring fire, snow outside, a Piano, and a Pretty Lady: A … [Read More...]


2016 Mazda MX-5 Top Down and Fun Up!

It’s hard to believe that 25years have blown by since the first Mazda MX-5 … [Read More...]

He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear HSSS, With the holidays in full swing, I find myself exhausted … [Read More...]

Holiday Ups and Downs

Notwithstanding the commercialism, most people experience joy and a greater … [Read More...]

Holiday Trivia 2016

Among all the things we get used to at the holidays is the proliferation of … [Read More...]

Jingle Bell Rock: 10 Exciting Holiday Gifts!

1. Fragonard Parfums are here at The Rouge and just in time for the … [Read More...]

He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, I have guests in my home quite regularly, and I’m getting fed … [Read More...]