A Walk on the Wild Side

This is a re-run, but unfortunately more true now than when I first wrote it. Sigh.... I thought Easter was approaching. The annual plethora of bunnies, colored eggs, chicks and chocolate are everywhere. So it's Easter, right? Not according to my mirror. My mirror is reflecting an animal of a different sort, and it's not a cute bunny or chick. It's a bird, but one associated with a different holiday all together. The [...]

March 15th, 2017|2 Comments

A Little More Love

Before we leave the month of love for warmer days (although it's 73 here in Philadelphia today and it's February 24th--Whaaattt?!), here's a little more on love through the years. It may not always be pretty, and sometimes passion gives way to contentment, but honestly? I have no problem with that. In fact, I kind of like it. A lot. Read more in my column for Women's Voices Magazine, here!

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

New Interviews

Just in case you needed/wanted to hear more about me, and of course, why wouldn't you, since there's simply never enough of ME online--please note the dripping sarcasm--here are a few recent interviews with links, below: Next Act for Women http://nextactforwomen.com/writing/writing-a-humorous-book-about-midlife/   Recent interviews: The Creative Giant Show with Charlie Gilkey   http://www.productiveflourishing.com/podcast/mary-fran-bontempo/     Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly and the Victorious Woman Project http://wche1520.libsyn.com/friday-happy-hour-12-9-16   Recent columns:   Best Kept Self--site [...]

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The Day I Beheaded Saint Joseph

St. Joe doesn't look happy. Understandably. This is not something of which I am particularly proud, but I did actually behead Saint Joseph. Not the real Saint Joseph, I mean, I'm old, but not that old, and by the way, does anyone know what happened to the real Saint Joseph? There he was, being an earthly dad to Jesus, and all of a sudden...nothing. It's like he was fingered by the [...]

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Ten Ideas to Inspire You

Enjoy the picture--it's all the inspiration you're getting. I'm going to come clean right now: there is nothing inspirational about the stuff coming next. For the last 150 years, at least, that's what it seems like, I've been working my ass off to launch the Not Ready for Granny Panties brand--blogging, writing books, speaking, doing radio shows, media interviews, writing for other people for no money (but we'll give you great [...]

October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Disappearing in Middle Age

It's a fact of middle age that as we move on in life, we acquire a super-power. Ordinarily, this would be something to embrace, but this super-power comes with built-in disadvantages. Somehow, as we get older, we have the power to become invisible. While there are many times when I'd like to do just that, this super-power refuses to be controlled, and asserts itself at will, especially when I'm standing in line at [...]

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments