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December 9, 2022

Excited to be leading a writing workshop later this month, helping people to turn their real-life experiences into compelling stories. It’s at the beautiful Meadowbrooke Pointe clubhouse on Long Island.

 


October 28, 2022

Honored to be named the 2022 Businessperson of the Year by the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce and receive this citation from the New York State Assembly at the annual legislative breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

 

 


October 17, 2022

I’m all smiles on my first visit to the new Jackie Robinson Museum in Lower Manhattan. By chance, that great quote appeared on the film behind me just as the picture was taken. So privileged to have had a role in bringing the story of this sports legend, activist and role model to life.

 

 


September 18, 2022

My third year producing the Playing on the Porch music festival for the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce is in the books. For Long Island’s only “porchfest’ event, we lined up 32 bands, 23 sponsors, an 80-degree day and News 12 coverage. I managed to bike to a dozen homes. Now it’s time to tally up the donations to our “tip jar charity,” RVC Library Friends, an organization which makes this writer/book lover very happy.

 

 


July 27, 2022

Yesterday was the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Jackie Robinson Museum in Lower Manhattan. I started working with the museum in early 2020. We know what happened. Two years of delays. Then I spent much of this spring back at it. As the New York Times wrote this week, the museum is about a lot more than baseball. One of my favorite parts of the exhibit is the fan mail. A line from this letter gets me every time: “If your batting average never gets any higher than .100 and if you make an error every inning, if I can raise my boy to be half the man that you are, I’ll be a happy father.” The museum opens to the public September 5.

 

 

 


July 8, 2022

For some people, the most exotic spot is in their own backyard. That’s because pool designers are thinking outside the lap lanes to give homeowners a total backyard experience that’s relaxing, refreshing, therapeutic and entertaining. My latest for Sotheby’s Reside Magazine.

 

 

 


June 10, 2022

On July 27 I’ll be presenting a creative workshop that’s a mashup of personal writing and abstract painting called Autobiograffiti. No experience necessary. It’s all about self-expression and spending a fun evening out. I’ll be running this workshop with an extraordinary artist, Susan Gatti, at Firefly Artist Gallery in Northport. The gallery, incidentally, was named Best on Long Island 2022.

 

 

 


May 23, 2022

I love brownstone architecture, so I was happy to write about these darlings of the real estate market for Sothebys.com. As one person said, when you walk inside a brownstone, “You feel like you’re walking into the past.”

 

 

 


May 12, 2022

Back on assignment for the Jackie Robinson Museum, which will be opening in September in New York City. The museum not only chronicles Robinson’s legacy in baseball but his trailblazing achievements in the fight for civil rights.

 

 

 


March 7, 2022

As if we needed another reason to love life at home, the home bar is enjoying a renaissance. Haute happy hours are the new splurge. My latest for RESIDE MAGAZINE, from Sotheby’s International Realty.