Advice From Mom

I know I blog about my mom often. Mostly, because she's smart and funny and provides me with good material. But, also, because I love her. A lot. And, I want to remember as much as I can about her. Writing about her helps me do that. While we were at the beach in March getting the house ready for the busy rental season, I asked her what advice she'd like to pass on to her grandchildren. Without hesitation, she said three things: 1. Run. That's right, run. Runners are passionate … [Read more...]

Jane Fonda’s Three-Act Play

I heard a snippet of a Oprah interview with Jane Fonda that has given me a new perspective on life. Fonda, now 75 years old, said that she views her life as a three-act play – the first thirty years were her first act. The second thirty years were her second act. And the last thirty years are her last act. It’s a sobering thought to consider that I am in my second act, and that the third, and last act is not that far away. I mentioned this to my daughter, Sara, only to share the concept … [Read more...]