Entries by Sandra Marinella

The Gift of Being in the Moment

I have a reading chair in my family room by the fireplace. It has been empty since March. Pre-pandemic I used to read with my preschool grandchildren in that comfy chair. Often they would go to my book stash, choose a storybook, and toddle back to our chair. I love nothing more than reading with […]

Tis the Season

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou “Should we pull the holiday boxes from the attic?” my husband calls from the garage. It is the season, and I love the lights, my fake Christmas tree, and all of the Santa ornaments that I hang on it. Most of all I love hiding […]

Don’t Act the End by Jen Campisano

Before my mastectomy, I had to get an EKG to test my heart, to make sure it would be strong enough for surgery. As I waited in the hospital lobby, I flipped through a Good Housekeeping magazine from last summer, with Michael J. Fox [who suffers from Parkinson’s disease] on the cover; the feature article […]