Family Life and Marriage
Aging, a Trending Topic with Boomers
The difference between grieving and depression is important. Grieving, letting it go with all the painful wrenching that requires so much, is what prevents depression. Depression is hanging on to the hurt. Don’t do that.Read More
Home Movies – Dad’s Passion
I didn’t post anything yesterday as promised I would each day. I absolve myself. I made the rule. My intentions remain strong. As long as they are not leading directly to hell, I’m okay with everything. This is familiar territory in many ways. I’ll explain. I observed my father as I was growing up. So…Read More
Sheltering in Place – Look for the Everyday Joys.
Social distancing has changed our daily routines. My wife Melinda gets up before I do, usually sometime around 5:30. Most mornings I don’t hear her leave the bedroom. I can fall back to sleep when I do. That final hour is often good for one more dream. My dreams make night an adventure for me.…Read More
Regional Premier: “Levittown” Opens Feb. 21.
Levittown by Marc Palmeiri “You won’t stop watching for a second,” Critic Neil Genzlinger. New York Times. Levittown was first presented opening in New York City in 2006 by the Axis Company. It was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. It was also selected by Backstage as a “Critic’s Pick” in 2009 at The Theatre at…Read More
Birthday Party at Age Eighty – Nothing in the World Like It.
#aging #elderly #octogenarian Eighty! Eight-Zero, brother. Now that’s old. Old as dirt I remember a television program that was on in the 1950s called, “Life Begins at Eighty.” It featured a panel white haired octogenarians so perky that the audience almost believed an ancient truth was embedded in the title of the show. Back then,…Read More
Forgiving An Unfaithful Partner Ambivalence Takes Over
#divorce #betrayal #infidelity #marriagecounselling #brokenfamily Truth in the therapist’s office is an elusive thing. I could go all week convinced that I no longer wanted to return to my marriage. I missed my children very much. But every time I checked in with them they were doing fine. They were so accustomed to having me…Read More
Certainty Never a Given in Remarriage
#Divorce #Remarriage #Therapy #Doubt “You didn’t!” a friend exclaimed when I told her that I posted my most recent article. “I’d have thought you’d write it and throw it away.” “Why? It was part of my life, all those years ago.” “But why now, so long . . . What, over 30 years . .…Read More
Captivated by Marilyn – A Brief Biography of Gary Vitacco-Robles
#sexsymbol #marilynmonroe #fifties #cinema This is the third in a series about Gary Vitacco-Robles, the author of the monumental biography ICON:The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe, Volumes I and II. I have reviewed both volumes and published two segments of my interview with Vitacco-Robles. In this installment, I asked him to share something…Read More
Blending Families Successfully – Destined to be a Classic
#blendingfamily #stepparent #remarriage #stepchildren Blending Families Successfully, by George S. Glass, published in 2014, deserves much more attention than it is getting for all the wisdom brimming between its covers. Dr. Glass is a board-certified psychiatrist with years of experience in counseling parents and individual clients. In Blending Families, he gets out from behind the…Read More
Michael Sears “Saving Jason” Doesn’t Raise the Bar
#michaelsears #pennystock Saving Jason by Michael Sears is a fast-paced, contemporary mystery that most readers will find hard to set aside. Sears covers all the bases for the genre in this, his fourth novel. Jason Stafford, his hero, is a wealthy New Yorker with a tragic past. His first wife, a model (of course), was…Read More