Thursday, December 30, 2010

Volunteer's Corner: Organizations Helping Animals

In this edition of Volunteer's Corner, we take a look at organizations that are dedicated to helping out animals, both domestic and wild, which are injured, abandoned, homeless or suffering in some way.

So take a look at these animal welfare organizations and if they seem like places you feel that you'd like to offer your time to, feel free to check out their websites listed, and if you don't live in the Long Island area, you can check out the national 1-800Volunteer Network to find similar organizations in your area.

Read more here.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Crossroads, Part 4: Justifying My Decision

Yesterday was Christmas. I had my family over for dinner, along with my good friend Blanche. This Christmas was one I'd like to soon forget, for many reasons. It's been really hard for me to get into the spirit this year and a Christmas Eve breakup just quashed any hopes of really enjoying it.

Although I'd been downhearted going into Christmas Day dinner, I'm glad that I went through with it. Having loved ones around me and keeping busy was the perfect remedy for taking my mind off of things, but not entirely. Through wallowing in the sorrow of my breakup, I'd momentarily forgotten about the other big issue in my life: the decision, but during our after-dinner conversation, the subject came up and I suddenly found myself justifying it all over again.

Read on here.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Crossroads, Part 3: First Step - The Short Sale Option

Today I took the first step in my newest journey. I called a real estate agent last week to come and take a look at my house and give me her expertise. I entered the meeting expecting bad news and ended up being presented with even grimmer choices than I had envisioned.

Read on here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Crossroads, Part 2: The Decision

Not too long ago, I published a piece about coming to a new crossroads in my life. I've faced myself with making the decision on whether or not to give up my house on Long Island and move to New York City, something I've always wanted to do. I've always wanted to do, but never had the opportunity...until now. Having given myself until year's end to come to a decision, I can say now with certainty that I'm going to go for it.

Read on here.

My Top Ten Pop Songs for 2010

With 2010 coming to a close, now’s the time to reflect back on the best of the year. Lists of the best in movies, music, video games are already out there and we’ll be seeing more and more right up until year’s end. In keeping with the spirit of the season, I’d like to present my own top ten picks for best pop songs of the year 2010.

Check it out here.