• Mass transit was so simple during the years I lived in New York City. There were great options – express buses, subways, even cars, if you liked traffic jams.   It was less simple in Los Angeles when I moved there in 1989 with my late husband, Tim Robinson.   You had to love traffic jams, before […]

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  • I’ve always loved Broadway but never thought I’d end up performing such musical classics as the 1929 Irving Berlin song “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Yet on March  7th  and 8th , the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale will perform the legendary composer’s music along with other hits of New York’s Great White Way as part of their […]

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  • Fanny Flagg’s famous southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe came out in 1987, the year I married an Alabama native from the same home town area of Birmingham as Flagg.  I instantly felt at home with her and loved her story of a hometown café run by a woman (her grandmother’s […]

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  • I’ve always believed in the power of music to transform and heal the spirit. In an entrepreneurial, electronic age when stress seems relentless, the right music is an essential tranquilizer or energizer – depending on what is needed.  My late husband Tim and I loved to entertain for any reason and while the southern food […]

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  • A few years back when I was living in Brooklyn, a writer and friend in my coop building named Tim Sheard suggested we start a local writer’s group. Although working full-time in the medical industry, (he calls himself “a veteran nurse”), Tim was already prolifically turning out an amazing series of mystery novels set in […]

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