Monthly Archives: April 2016

“I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE IT!”

“I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE IT!”   That’s what I emphatically told my mom as she drove me past the new school in a new town that I was to begin attending a few weeks later. A school, I flatly stated, I would NOT be going to.  We were moving from Bay Village, a town on the outskirts of Cleveland to Ottawa Hills, a town on the… read more

GLORIA!

GLORIA!   Gloria Vanderbilt is a heroine of mine. She is one-of-a-kind, indomitable, unstoppable, unfailingly optimistic – and should have her picture in Webster’s next to the word, “resilience”… I was knocked out by the interview CNN anchor and “60 Minutes” correspondent, Anderson Cooper did with his mom recently as they launch their new mother/son book, The… read more

THE REPURPOSED LIFE

THE REPURPOSED LIFE   A very dear friend of our family (and the love of our daughter Kate’s life) named David Page is possibly the most creative, imaginative person I know. Not surprisingly, he’s a renowned creative director and a founder and partner of the New York advertising agency, BouchezPage. Here’s the thing about David: Everything he sees, he sees with new eyes. If he… read more

THE NEWS BUSINESS…OR THE BUSINESS OF NEWS WHICH IS IT?

THE  NEWS BUSINESS…OR THE BUSINESS OF NEWS WHICH IS IT?   The first time I laid eyes on Jim Cusick, (my late, beloved husband…) was in the newsroom at WCBS Radio in New York. I had just been hired to “manage public relations” at the station. I knew next to nothing about public relations, managing  - or… read more