A first-hand account of a Buffalo Blizzard in progress, reported by a lifelong Western N.Y-er, as she peers out her window at relentless snow fall, blowing winds, & crawling traffic. Oh my.
November 2016~Not since 911-New York City, have U.S community Crisis Centers been called for 24/7 on-duty staff as now with backlash of the 2016 POTUS election. When Crisis explodes.
Dear Abby, Can you help me? Dr. Phil, Where are you? Friends, neighbors, mentors everywhere, will you share with me your wisdom? So lost and confused, do you feel my pain? Do you even care?
My short romantic tale in response to a writer's challenge, presented by our own author & friend, Bill Holland.
Just relating my Hubpages experiences to my fellow writers in the hope some of you will understand my need to purge, or add your own comments & questions or send me a hug to cheer me up. :(
Step by step experience you can expect as witness to a crime. You're responsibility to law enforcement, Prosecutor, court proceedings & the media. Dealing with personal ramifications of it all.
Priceless & meticulous notes of a "Journey" spanning seven and a half years. The journey of a husband and wife team who together faced a merciless enemy. That enemy? Prostate Cancer.
My Imagined monologue of facts, ideas and questions for that special group of individuals vying to be the nominees for Democrat & Republican parties in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Understanding what a Step parent is and is not. Learning how to best blend a family for the sake and happiness of everyone. Use the facts, the law, common sense and love to be a great Step Parent.
Sharing my personal opinion with Mr. George Zimmerman about his tragic involvement in the Trayvon Martin death. The ensuing trial, verdict and incidents that seem to have followed George since.
The concept of the 5 & 10 cent Variety store introduced to America in 1879. A bit of nostalgia as we walk down Memory Lane to current day preservation of this long-embraced business culture.
This piece was written in response to a writing challenge presented by Author William D. Holland, to his fellow writers on Hubpages website, where he is known as "billybuc."
Keep in mind the positive lessons learned from the past, leave the rest behind. Make today for living your best life so that tomorrow will reveal your dreams.
Communicating to my friend and favorite new author, Bill Holland of Olympia Washington...on his marvelous novel, "Resurrecting Tobias." I have one thing to share with the public: READ THIS BOOK
An understanding of the power of our strength within, guided and directed by our very soul, created in the image and likeness of our Most Powerful Creator.
A simple rhyme of fantasies crashed and hopes dashed, when love dies out and delusions cloud reality.
Integrative Medicine, aka holistic, complimentary medicine, combines traditional & alternative methods of health care and investigates the complex effects of nutrition on disease and health.
Taking an honest & Realistic look at the stages & phases in life that mold, shape and guide us to become strong, sensible independent thinkers
An honest and practical look at the negative effect of Celebrity and Media examples of unrealistic, surgically altered, air-brushed & manipulated "Perfect" human body.
Understanding how and when to assume responsibility for reporting suspected child abuse/neglect. Knowing the best and most helpful ways to help families in crisis.
An in-depth look into the path of addiction, crimes, ignorance, neglect and sexual abuse, that lead toward the creation of a serial killer, who started out as an ordinary, innocent little girl.
An uncomplicated explanation of the pathological liar, a uniquely complex mental issue, becoming more and more pervasive in our Society, today.
A refreshing look into the multitude of "habits," we humans collect, nurture and/or try to overcome, throughout this journey called LIFE.
Knowing how to Prepare for an extended vacation, makes all the difference in the comfort & relaxation of your journey.
Important helpful TIPS, to protecting against the SPREAD of this nasty VIRUS.
Fun with Hair Color-Connections. Featuring Brunettes.
A perspective on the importance, of letting go of regret and holding on to hope.
A simple poetic tribute to Google
Use your spare time and generosity in an extremely helpful, positive way. Be a Literacy Volunteer. Share your knowledge with those willing and ready to learn!
More great advice from none other than our own Gabby! She's ready to help when you're unsure of what to do & say. and no one DOES IT OR SAYS IT LIKE GABBY!!
Relax...AGING is not to be dreaded, feared or hated...but EMBRACED.
Be as humble to admit your mistakes and faults, as you are proud to take credit for your accomplishments. It's GOOD for you and those around you!
Opening our eyes and our hearts. Doing something important and positive to help stamp out some of our shameful social ills.
Being Grateful should be the first thing we think of when we awaken & the last, as we say "Good Night."
An inside look at our lovable, fictional, Gabby Van Gibberish.....World famous Advice Columnist. She's got the answers!
Report of Kennebunk, Maine Scandal of illegal brothel run by Zumba Class Instructor, Alexia Wright and partner, Mark Strong
Sensible ways to ask for, consider and utilize advice from others to help solve your dilemmas
Taking a look at our bonds or lack thereof within our families and circle of friends. How they are established and flourish, or fall apart. Personal outlook on Friends and Family.
And you thought BAGELS were just another delicious toasted treat, plain or with lox or cream cheese? Think again.
One writer's inspiring encounter, with a U.S. Marine, as they share a hundred mile Bus ride. The meeting, that turned out to be an unexpected gift, to both travelers. Don't miss this story.
A sensible, easy budget plan for double income couples with no children
Ever been "Fixed-up," with a total stranger by some well-meaning friends? If not....you don't know what you're missing. Or, do you?
Explaining the purpose and value of "The Talk Therpist," in the vast and ever-changing world of Mental Health resources.
What Writer's Block is, how it happens and what to do about it. It happens to every writer, once in a while!
One woman's story of surviving a heart attack. Sharing concerns, possibilities and what to be aware of.
This Haiku is written in honor of the beautiful hummingbird that gives us hours of pleasure as we watch them flutter and feed in our back yard.
Just a little nonsense poetry from hillbilly land.....Read for fun & giggles!
Learn to look inside your dreams and try to grasp the messages they bring to us. An understanding of the many interpretations we can learn to come to terms with our subconscious mind.
Some people are special. Some birthdays are special. This is a Hub Tribute to both!
Some hard-core facts of reality, in the story of disgraced football coach, Jerry Sandusky, of Penn State University ("Happy Valley"). The not-so-happy outcome, of Sandusky's career in pedophilia.
Find a group of ordinary people, chatting over coffee...and you've found yourself some gossip!
The 4th and final part, in an American woman's journey, through decades of her life, loves and tales of both tragedy, joy and all else in between. Cheer and cry, as she puts this true story, on hold.
The third, in a IV -Part Series of the story of one ordinary American woman, living through some extraordinary experiences, to emerge with strength, wisdom and a lesson of the powers within us all.
Part II of a 4-part journey, alongside, an average American woman, who shares with her readers, the joys, tragedies and deepest thoughts, through decades of "Life," as it can be, for so many of us.
The Journey to the Woman I am Today....To include, the Beautiful, the Ugly & the Rest of It. (Part I)
Share this 4-part journey, spanning more than half a century, with an average American woman, who opens her heart and soul to her readers, in an effort to guide them to their own self-discoveries.
The impact of our parents and environment, throughout our childhood and formative years, leave much more of an imprint than we may be willing to admit.
Have a sudden interest in poetry? Read this account of just such an experience for free-lance writer
Learn here and agree that there is never a need to be BORED!!
An in depth look at people sharing the responsibilities of neighborhood safety and peace of mind. Examining the "Neighborhood Watch" program.
Do you get lost all the time? Well, read on, my friend....we have something in common.
When just the name, "Charles Manson," tells a complete story of all things that can possibly be wrong in this world.
An interesting look at the many events and people who stir our emotions and cause our tears to flow.
Never to be ignored or pushed aside. Our natural instincts, better known as "Intuition," can save us, from danger, mistakes, heartache...& MORE...
A serious look at the Miranda Warning and it's importance to all those who find themselves under "suspicion" of wrong-doing, crime or questionable activities.
Save your money, be creative. Learn the value of recycling, the fun of searching and shop Consignment shops.....go yard sailing!!
Join in with my readers, to vent your frustrations and purge the daily disappointments that drive you wild! Purge your anger and feel BETTER!
The history of 2 world-popular foods that originated decades ago, in Buffalo, NY USA. Buffalo is located along Lake Erie in upstate western New York.
There comes a time, when we know all we'll ever need to know about one another!
You are nearly perfect...just as you are.
"What goes around, comes around." If you don't believe it....you BETTER believe it.
A common sense and realistic look at retirement...chosen, forced,well-planned or not at all.
Common sense facts on how Marketing & Merchandising of products, sway us in for the kill, purchasing products we never knew we wanted or needed.
There are lessons to be learned about discussing certain topics and when to reserve comment. Two highly controversial topics, are undoubtedly, Religion & Politics. Do you jump in or step aside?
Superstitions.....do you play the game or just ignore it all? It can be fun to pull a hoax or two, but be careful WHO you try to fool. Some people may get far more "spooked" than you intended!!
The average American, law-abiding citizen, may doubt there is much reason to be fully aware of their rights, should they ever be accused of and arrested for a crime. Understandable but not sensible or beneficial. Our...
Express your writing talents for the world to see and enjoy. Use your passion for sharing your heart and soul and reap the benefits, through online writing with Hubpages.
There are very few REAL experts on any one issue. This article presents the foolishness of hiring an individual, based on a bogus belief, that you may not be able to know just as much and do as well.
A simple step by step guide for sensible listening techniques any one can learn.
A look at some Trivia. The game that brings fun and knowledge. Hours of activity for groups of all ages. Let's see what's stored in that head of yours!
A stunning must-read, regardless of your stand on Capital Punishment.
A realistic and thoughtful view as to why couples don't seem to be rushing to the altar these days.
A half-serious, half-silly, look at the Housewife Reality Shows....and what's next?
How the world sees individuals, "under the influence" and some of the ups & downs of losing control of one's faculties.
Know when to fight and when to walk away. Keeping a handle on your temper and emotions that should be spent wisely. Never argue to your disadvantage.....a semi-serious, semi-comical view.
A personal review of one of the most sought after equipment on the market, for serious, comfortable work-outs at home. How and where to order it.
Facts and info on the MOST INTELLIGENT breed of dogs. The Border Collie.
Take a little time to yourself and indulge in some sensuous TLC. This home spa treatment, can boost your mood and give your body and mind, a much-needed mini-retreat.
The saddest story ever, of a 100% preventable cause of baby deaths. The true and tragic story of 22 month old, "Johnathan." A must read, for all.
One Mom's funny look at the ups, downs and in betweens, of raising boys! Just when you think you'll crack, everything works out FINE!!...A mother's love, conquers all.
A light-hearted look at two very serious, high profile, female hosts of current events T.V. programing. Nancy Grace & Jane Velez Mitchell and their enormous popularity...and individual personalities
Loads of tips and suggestions that are easy to follow and save yourself a bundle of cash, every month!
Procrastination: A common habit that isn't as bad as it's reputation.
This is a mere synopsis of the dark, and horrifying story of a 31 year old woman from California. Encompassing 18 years of her life, this tale sparked public interest and outrage as a media explosion reported the...
A brief look, back in time, at some incredibly amazing women, who have blazed specific, defining and life-changing trails!
Learning an important life lesson, from the heartfelt words of an enlightened as well as ANONYMOUS woman incarcerated in a Massachusetts prison. Reading between the lines