I write because perhaps you will relate and smile.

Navigating the waters of motherhood and womanhood with an empty nest and a dog.

Artists: Michael Wang (age 11), "Apple and Brick", David John Heskes, "Broken Glass Bottle", Gary Richards, " Captain Penniman

Scenes from Let in the Light

Ball & Socket Arts, Inc. held a fabulous public event to kick off the transformation of a former button factory into a thriving center for the arts in Cheshire, Connecticut. This factory manufactured buttons of every kind; glass, metal, and uniform buttons that were worn by the U.S. forces in the Civil War. “Ball & Sockett became one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal buttons.” Today, the vision for this building is to create a place for cultural education and...

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Waggleview® with Helene Cohen Bludman, freelance writer and blogger

  The Dog Owner: Helene Cohen Bludman, freelance writer and blogger. My career was in marketing and communications, and three years ago I left to become a full-time writer. I blog at Books is Wonderful where I recommend books I love. I also write about midlife, parenting adult children, cooking and baking, and of course my beloved pets. I contribute to Huffington Post, Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop, What the Flicka, Lilith, Midlife Boulevard, and more. I love historical fiction and my novel-in-progress takes place...

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Ball & Socket Arts Space

Let In The Light

Something wonderful will be happening in Cheshire Connecticut. Tomorrow, September 18th  from 11-4 the Window Project, "Let In The Light", will be unveiled at the Ball & Socket Arts space. There will be great art, food trucks, and live music at 493 West Main Street Cheshire. This is the beginning of transforming the old Ball & Socket factory into a community arts center. The boarded up windows are being replaced with fabulous works of art.   Here's a sneak peak at what's to...

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weekly photo challenge: Edge. A dog's perspective.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge "This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.” Take a photo from an actual edge, like a balcony, a window, or a seaside bluff." Sometimes we can all be on the edge, looking over the edge, at the water's edge, or even edgy. So in the spirit of our dogs, I decided to share a dog's perspective of edge. "At the water's edge, I see my distorted reflection showing me more than I thought possible. Deep in thought, as...

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On Midlife Boulevard

I'm so delighted to contribute an essay to Midlife Boulevard, a great site about life and style for women at midlife. My most recent piece about 10 Tips For Parents On How To Face The Newly Empty Nest was just published. If you're interested, please read the piece HERE.   Best, Lori  ...

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