• Arianna Huffington,the high-energy founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, knows all about entrepreneurial burnout.  Until recently, she was famous for carrying four cell phones, and jumping into waiting cars for up to 17 appointments each day on her global business trips.  Now she is hoping to become famous as a guru on the health […]

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  • I was back in Alabama this year in time to watch the 2016 Academy Awards  with my late husband Tim Robinson’s brother Mike, a retired Air Force Colonel and his wife Carolyn, a talented editor and retired teacher.  I had flown in to visit with Tim’s amazing Southern family and friends, as well as attend […]

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  • Superstar David Bowie’s tragic death this month took me back to the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, the year I graduated from college and was launching my journalism and marketing career in Michigan.  “Space Oddity” was released as a single in July, the same month that the American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made […]

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  • Note:  This blog on sharing traditional family recipes for New Year’s was written in 2010 when I was still living in Brooklyn, but the only update is that I now serve Hoppin’ John to family and friends in Michigan! The holidays are a time when entertaining should be considered more than just a yearly obligation […]

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  • I grew up in a working class family in a vibrant neighborhood in northeast Detroit .  I took it for granted  that my parents would live long, healthy lives, since my grandparents on both sides—maternal and paternal– lived well into their 80s–and one grandfather lived to be 94.  They were farmers and lived in the […]

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