Author’s Note – New Blog Header/Background Photos

Readers, after my memorable trip to Australia, I felt compelled to add a newly improved header/background with some of the breathtaking sites that I saw while traveling.

The background is a sunset photo taken on my hike to the lighthouse in Byron Bay, New South Wales – the most eastern point of Australia. The header photo is a pre-sunset shot taken on a sunset cruise in Port Douglas, Queensland.

I look forward to sharing more photos with you very shortly!


NY Times – The Living Appreciate the Passing

I just stumbled on this page from my Facebook Newsfeed (guilty, some of my best research comes from what other people post on their pages!) But, this comes at a convenient time as we remember the anniversary of my friend, Shana Kay, who passed away seven years from this past Tuesday, July 3.

This NY Times spread, The Lives They Loved, gave readers an opportunity to send images and descriptions of family & friends who have passed this year. The site shares about 300 images of individuals we lost this year along with a sentiment from close friends & family members.

Sometimes, it’s the short & simple lines that make the biggest impact:

Olga Lupò

My mother’s smile, she will always be the lighthouse that lights up my life.
Submitted by Serena Longo


This page proves to be a sentimental and significant piece of work that I hope NY Times will continue to create.

Shana, we miss you always and will never forget you.