A Suspicious Russian Tale of a Different Kind

When my book was first released in 1995, email was barely a blip on the horizon, so the only feedback I initially got came in the form of handwritten letters overflowing my stuffed PO Box at the local post office. One of the letters I received had a Russian return address. It was from one of my readers [...]

By | 2017-03-16T21:43:49+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Front Page, Tangents|1 Comment

One of My Greatest Regrets

It’s only natural that once people pass over the 50-year milestone, they start the requisite soul-searching that accompanies such a birthday. I must be a little delayed in that department, because here I am, in my late 50’s — OK, 61 to be exact — and it’s only now that I’ve started the process. Do I regret all [...]

By | 2017-01-31T18:20:38+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Front Page, Tangents|1 Comment

When the Birds and the Bees Take On A Whole New Meaning

If you’ve ever written a book, you know that it can be one of the most challenging, exasperating, and frustrating experiences. And those are the positive aspects of such an undertaking! So after my first book was released, I thought, why not write another book? Won’t that be fun. So one day well into year two of working [...]

By | 2016-11-01T15:25:10+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|0 Comments

Giving Birth to my … Book

I’m a very private person. Contrary to what you might think after reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility, I am very much an introvert. So when people ask me what I do, I’m often reluctant to say, for fear that my cover might be blown! But if I am prodded, I typically have no choice [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:50+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|0 Comments

Embrace the Embarrassment!

One of the principles that I’ve really tried to instill in the teen readers of my book Cycle Savvy is something that I’m sure every single woman can relate to at one time or another. We’ve all been there: The Requisite Humiliation of the Menstrual Accident One day years ago, I decided that rather than [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:50+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|0 Comments

The Book Proposal of a Neophyte

I certainly never set out to write a 500+ page book on women’s reproductive health over 20 years ago. Frankly, I would just as soon sit around eating bon bons and reading People Magazine. Well, OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But I felt I really had no choice after the zillionth passionate student in my Fertility Awareness classes [...]

By | 2016-08-19T21:42:09+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|1 Comment

From the Fertility Awareness Network to AFAP (Say, what?)

For those of you who may be snickering at the acronym above, all I have to say is that you are clearly more current on sexual lingo than I apparently am. I had no idea what “FAP” alluded to until I recently mentioned how excited I was that there was finally going to be a professional organization to [...]

By | 2016-08-19T21:43:53+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|0 Comments

The Inception of the Fertility Awareness Network (FAN) (Part II)

Stuffed and mangled manila envelopes packed with all manner of research studies etc. would only get us so far back in the ‘80s. Ultimately, the founding members of the secular Fertility Awareness Network realized that in order to learn all we could from each other, we’d have to meet in person. But because we didn’t have the benefit of [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:51+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|0 Comments

The, Uh, Cutting Edge Inception of the Fertility Awareness Network (FAN) (Part I)

I’ll never forget the phone call I got back in the’80s just a couple weeks before I was scheduled to do a presentation for engaged couples on a religious weekend retreat. It had come to their attention that I was single, so they felt they had no choice but to cancel my lecture because I [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:51+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|0 Comments

Stumbling Upon Something Amazing

Who knew that the chicken scratch that I scribbled on the back of a piece of paper grabbed from my recycling bin 25 years ago would one day form the basis for my 536-page book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility? I had already been teaching Fertility Awareness for years at that point, buoyed by the [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:51+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Front Page, Tangents|2 Comments