Lightly Roasted

Lightly Roasted

Lightly Roasted

Lightly Roasted

You can get there from here. Eventually.

One summer day in 1977, my then-husband Mike and I piled ourselves, our two little girls and our lean budget into our cranky old...

Breathe Quietly: The first step to starting a Hallmark romance of my own

I blame Hallmark. Most of their movie plots involve princesses, bakery takeovers or pumpkin contests. But the movies where the family of a caregiver-turned-widow...

For a low-cost retirement, get down with creativity

Here at the Eliscu Institute of Economics and Depression, we’ve been studying retirement and financial sustainability, a project known as “U R Screwed.” And...

God [sniff] bless [sneeze] us all [cough, cough]

I admit it was pretty shocking. I looked in the mirror one morning, and my mother looked back at me. Yup. There was Marge. I...

How much is that froggy in the window?

I'm a widow, still mourning the loss of my husband, Ted. Friends often suggest I get a pet, which is kinder than telling me...

Worries of wimp

My friend’s going to China. Probably to help orphans. Or climb Mount Fuji. (“Um, wrong country,” she says.) Oops. My life? Coffee and Hallmark movies....

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