Announcing a concert of art songs, Oct 1, 2016

I am pleased to announce that I will be performing at the 2nd Annual Monroe Music Festival in Monroe, Connecticut on October 1, 2016. I will sing selections from the art song canon composed by Mozart, Fauré, Chausson, Donaudy, Rogers and Hammerstein, Weill, and Menotti. The festival, in its second year, hosted by the Monroe Congregational […]

Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music

When I heard there would be a new production of the Sound of Music I had mixed feelings. The sound of music is one of my favorite movies and Julie Andrews is probably the only celebrity I have ever admired. (I have never been a groupie.) Julie Andrews was my inspiration and idol. I grew […]

I love swinging

Ah, did the headline get you? Get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about doing the Lindy and Swing. I recently took a beginner class in Swing/Lindy. It was so much fun. I learned some of the basic steps and now have a good idea where this can expand. It was great fun. […]

Day 22 – Transition period not so bad

So it’s been 22 days since I started the no-poo method. As I mentioned in a previous post, I wasn’t going to do this cold turkey. I have too many occasions where I need to look presentable and this was non-negotiable for me. But being very familiar with supply and demand, I knew by simply […]

Joining in on the no-poo phenomenon, maybe

For the last week or so, I have been reading about the no-poo method of hair care. People do this for many reasons, for the environment, for frugality, for chemical-free lifestyles. I’m intrigued for a very different reason. I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to manage very fine, oily, stringy hair. At any […]

My daughter’s ‘Princess’ hair and my own hair realizations

This morning my daughter decided to wear her long hair loose and flowing. She has gorgeous long hair that reaches mid-back. As with most children, her hair is difficult to manage. It is fraught with tangles and she complains when her hair is combed. Nevertheless, the quality of her hair is ten times better than what I had […]

Who am I?

My name is Robin and I was born and bred in NYC. I currently reside in Queens with my daughter. I have explored many things, but have to say that motherhood, is by far, the most rewarding experience I have ever achieved. Watching a little human being grow and flourish, and knowing you had something […]

Caring for yourself is more than skin deep

In my life, I have always been a bit of a girlie girl with an attitude.  What I mean by that is that I always liked to look girlie, but I didn’t want to come off as vain or fragile.  So I balanced the art of trying to look good without looking like I spent […]

Let my kids swear?

That’s the title of this February Parenting article. One can argue, as the article does, that it is part of the venacular, a part of modern life. I can’t say that is not true, to an extent. There is a time and a context for swear words. But those time should be rare, and the words themselves, should punctuate […]

Quote by Boris Pasternak

The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn’t just […]