The “Mami Knows Everything” Catalog


The August of Our Covid Discontent

The Cinderella Summer

When Did You Become So Political?

Dinner and Some Whine

Brooke Shields Reminds Us that Aging Is Indiscriminately Discriminating

For the love of Wordle

What’s in a pronoun? Semantics and Tone-Deaf Catholicism

When the hell is Ash Wednesday?

Landlording: An Unlikely Vocation

Considering the Purpose of Work in Retirement

Holding On to Christmas

Present Tension and Imperfect Past: Rewriting My Story (Part Two: What We Lost)

Present Tension and Imperfect Past: Rewriting My Story In A New Tense (Part One-My Italian Family)

Dear Texas: I’m Sorry, I Can’t, Don’t Hate Me

Boomer Bashing: You’ve Messed With The Wrong Old Lady

To MFA Or To Not MFA, That Is The Question

House Almost Beautiful: My Muse And The Never Ending Project

Uncle Sam, Dad, and Me: A Taxing Relationship

Pet Downsizing: My Hamster’s Smarter Than Your Hamster

Cooking With Cats And Other Pandemic Pastimes

My Giant Hoodie: Go Big or Go Bigger

Disco Fridays and Stayin’ Alive in a Pandemic

Lessons I Learned From My Dog

Have Gingerbread Latte, Will Travel (maybe): A Mini-Memoir of Black Fridays Past and Present

Y’all, Voter Suppression is Real in Texas

Aging Grays-fully

The Sad Tale of the Unfinished Pandemic Puzzle

Travels With the Accidental Terrorist

How Far Haven’t We Come

Leaving the Nest: Not Just for Birds Anymore

Pandemic Gains and Losses: One Woman’s Journey From Noom to Zoom

How Can I Feel Hopeful When All the News Is Bad

You Say You Want to Socialize With Me, Then You Must Answer These Questions 3: Applying the Wisdom of Monty Python in the Day of Covid-19

Deliverance: How Junk Food and Wine Help Me Survive the Pandemic Despite My Best Intentions

Decision Making In A Pandemic

Etiquette 101: A Coronavirus Primer

Writing in the Time of Exile

Who doesn’t need a roadmap for life?

When Tragedy Strikes, Humanity Awakens

The Perfect (Snow)Storm

The Pressing Issue of Christmas Cookies

The “Very Good” Zeppole Recipe

Christmas Cards: Is it time to “stamp” them out?

The Change We Seek: Getting Out the Vote for a New Tomorrow in a Not-so-Small City


Surviving End of Daylight Savings Time or “Does Anybody (at my house) Really Know What Time It Is?”


The Miracle of a Successful Marriage

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Home Improvement: Do It Yourself or Maybe Not At All


Guilt and the Art of Blogging

Two Weddings and a Shopping Trip

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Writing Responsibly: The Surgical Art of Memoir

Being Italian in Boston: The Feast of St. Anthony and my DNA

My Life in Three Acts: A Love Story

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When the Past Meets the Present: A Canadian Vacation Reunion


The Stuff of Fairy Tales


Losing My Mind: A Weighty Conundrum


Simpler times, simpler pleasures


Coming to America:  My Grandfather’s Gift


The Backyard of My Lifetime


The Reality of Living a Life of Fantasy


The Kindest Goodbye


Fate is not Fair


A Brief Friendship, A Lifelong Legacy


The Art of Aging: The Voices and Choices of Our Generation


May and AP testing: A Retrospective Indictment


Thoughts on Becoming a Writer


A Lesson in How to Accept Graciously the Gift of Time


The Accidental Entrepreneur, or How I Started My Own Business Without A Clue


Girlfriends’ Weekend: a coming of a certain age story


The Pressures of Having Too Much Time


The Effects of Second Hand Worry


When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go to Paris


A little w(h)ine on a welcome change of year…


Christmas Decorations and the Scourge of Being Merry


Mami REALLY does know everything…sometimes


Baseball and Me: Mrs. October, or My Accidental Fair Weather Fandom


The (not so) Complete Guide to Raising Adult Children


Hey, I thought I was Jewish…or The Day “23 and Me” Moved My Ethnic Cheese


The Joys of Getting a Facial and/or Saving my Poor Pores from Skin Shaming


Vacation Travel Blues: America’s tragedy


Contemplating Fate


The Thrill of The Journey that Begins at Another Journey’s End


How to (or not to) Parent a Child at Any Age (Yours or Theirs)


My Fascination with Fascinators: 37 years of Royally Fascinating Weddings


A Mother’s Tale of Regret


The Many Faces of Disordered Driving


When the “Finish Line” is in Sight


Easter – the Second Stringer


I’m Not Irish. Kiss Me Anyways!


Can you not forget and truly forgive?


The Lost Art of Selflessness


On Life, On Death…


Fashion Rules for the Over-55 Set; Common Sense for Everyone Else


Fashion: Facts and My Fiction


The Beatles…and the Meaning of Life


Snow Days, and the Fallacy of Relaxation


What’s the Big Deal about New Year’s Eve Anyways?


New Year, New You…or has that ship already sailed?