Why Harry Connick Jr. Couldn’t Sit Idle During ‘Idol’

harry20connick20jrI was home sick with a virus one night watching “American Idol.” I was motivated to write this blog after guest-mentor Harry Connick Jr. took issue with the show’s judges. It posted the next morning and went viral, bringing me 112,000 Likes on Facebook. I was viral when I went viral. HCJ even called me to thank me.

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How My Old Dog Is Teaching Me to Age Gracefully

how-my-old-dog-taught-me-to-age-gracefullyI love dogs and the lessons they teach us. My 12-year-old dog inspired me to write this blog. I rescued Goldie from a shelter in Danbury, Connecticut, when she was almost six years old.

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I Got Rid of My Clutter by Taking It to Court

i-got-rid-of-my-clutter-by-taking-it-to-court Clutter is a popular magazine topic. I wanted to write about it in a fresh way. I wanted to address the guilt that comes from getting rid of personal objects and family heirlooms. So I wrote the essay as if I were Judge Judy.

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A Dream Airline That’s Just for People Over 50

a-dream-airline-thats-just-for-people-over-50Those of us who traveled before deregulation remember how civilized and comfortable flying could be. I wrote this blog about my fantasy airline. I called it Boomer Air.

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20 Questions for the Silent Star of ‘Downton Abbey’

exclusive_interview_with_highclere_castle I couldn’t get Maggie Smith, or any other stars of the show. So I did a phone interview with the castle.

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A Life-Changing Encounter at Israel’s Yad Vashem

a_life_changing_encounter_at_yad_vashem I can never forget an event that I stumbled upon while visiting Israel’s holocaust museum.

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Beware Your Cell Phone! It Causes Wrinkles, Cosmetic Surgeons Say

cell_phones_causing_wrinkles_153528983I found a local plastic surgeon that was offering surgery for what he termed “Cell Phone Face.” | It’s a result of looking down so often.

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Hanging With Eagles/ Our National Mascot Makes a Soaring Comeback

hanging_out_with_eagles I did this feature on the comeback of the American bald eagle and the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.

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Learning Life’s Most Valuable Lessons From Friends and Ordinary People

i_learned_life_most_value_lessons_from_friends_and_oridnary_people_86516647-1When I realized it wasn’t Kierkegaard, Freud, or even Dr. Phil that have offered me the best advice, I had to write this blog.
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