Ode to Mama

March 19th, gratitude birthday entry: Italian… Sicilian, no less! And don’na you no fahget ‘t… Michele has been a part of my Tribe for over twenty-five years. I first met her when she walked through my exercise studio doors. The hours and hours we have spent sweating during step aerobics classes, lifting weights – and…

Staying Here in WNY

So, I live in beautiful Western New York… land of the State Park in the Allegany Mountains, Mayville Park on Chautauqua Lake, Point Gratiot on Lake Erie, and endless vineyards in Westfield and Fredonia. Stunning places, each one! But winters can suck. Big donkey balls, to be honest.   I had a trip planned to…