LivFun print magazine | Cover/3 double trucks
"Scientists are now finding that an overly optimistic outlook might actually undermine our ability to deal with hardship when it comes, making hard times seem even harder. In fact it appears that we measure our happiness not by whether things are going well, but whether they are going better than expected."

LivFun print magazine | Cover line/3 double trucks
Gone Missing With Mom 
"Memory loss is a sweet gift, wrapped in bitter paper for those of us still burdened with life beyond "now." We don't know what the future holds for mom or for us. I struggle to follow her lead, just let the future be, toss away the paper, and treasure the gift." 

Want To Cut Spending? Practice Gratitude, Gannett's NowU, Jan 2015
5 Things to Stop Hoarding in 2015, Gannett's NowU, Jan 2015
Boost Your Willpower with Small Victories, Gannett's NowU, Dec 2014
Super Strategies: How I Curbed Internet Spending, Gannett's NowU, Dec 2014
Super Strategies: How I Stopped Buying Stuff, Gannett's NowU, Nov 2014
The Emotional Toll of Downsizing, Gannett's NowU, Sept 2014
Creative Ways to Empty the "Empty" Nest, Gannett's NowU, Sept 2014
Born That Way: A Look at Adventurous Souls, LivFun magazine, July 2014
Dementia, The Healing Power of Forgetting, Gannett's NowU, July 2014
Dementia, The Power of Now, Gannett's NowU, July 2014
The Unexpected Link: Delirium and UTIs, Gannett's NowU, Oct 2014


The New York Times | Arts Section | November 2015
Famous -- and anonymous -- French street artist, Invader, allowed me to visit his studio in the outskirts of Paris where he unveiled the New York-themed mosaics he designed for a New York "invasion" a few weeks later.

Street Artist Invader's Paris Works, USAToday Travel, March 2016
Give the Gift of (Balloon) Flight, USAToday Travel, December 2015

DREAM BOATS column, an online series, Travel:

Dream Boats: Great Loop, March 2016
Dream Boats: Power Cats, February 2016

Tips for New Cruisers, Cruising World magazine, August 2015
Shelters from the Storm, Cruising World magazine, September 2014
All Aboard for a Memorable Meal, USAToday Travel print/online May 2015
Finding Safe Haven in the Exumas, Cruising World, Sept 2014
Wizard of Bones, Classic Yacht, July 2014
Freedivers Testing the Bounds of Human Endurance, New York Times, April 2011
The Simplest Reminder, Classic Yacht, Nov 2013
Packing for a Caribbean Charter,, Nov 2013
A Lesson in Seakindliness, Classic Yacht Sept 2013
A Place to Hope, Classic Yacht, July 2013
In the Moment, Classic Yacht, May 2013
Friendship on the Water, Classic Yacht, March 2013
The Reality of Dreaming, Classic Yacht, Jan 2013
Fear and Paradise, Classic Yacht, Nov 2012
Say Hello to Norma Jean, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 2012
Stiltsville by Night, Classic Yacht, Sept 2012
Sunset at Sunrise, Classic Yacht, July 2012
I Know Squat, Classic Yacht, May 2012


Culinary Boot Camp, Gannett's NowU, Dec 2014
Family Calendar Craft Project, Gannett's NowU, Dec 2014
Map Out a Holiday Hike, Gannett's NowU, Dec 2014
Great Gift Ideas Gone Horribly Wrong, Denver Post (and others), Dec 2013