Earth Day 2018

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd. I found myself wondering when and how this whole “day” got started. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, this observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in […]



Loss! A Very Personal Journey

Valentine’s Day is about sharing time with the special people in your life and likely a little bit of chocolate and flowers. It is less frequently about loss. Sadly, in my extended family this day is marked by a truly profound loss. My kind-hearted, sweet, smart, funny, beautiful “bonus” daughter barely knew her mom. Their […]



Waiting to Write an Offer Could Cost You!

What’s on my mind? Well, really couldn’t put it more succinctly than what was written by Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s chiefeconomist. I would add that it has been my experience that many buyers’ expectations appear to be influenced more and more by the home buying reality TV shows they are watching. Come on folks, paint and carpeting. […]