Entries by Teri

Miniature Sukkah

As a result of the coronavirus, the family dollhouse has become my most treasured possession. I’ve spent the past six months quarantined with my husband. And were it not for the dollhouse, I’m not sure I would have kept my sanity. It’s not the dollhouse itself that gives me comfort and stability; it’s the family […]

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

I recently had a weird dream that was all jumbled up, but I recall that the question shrouded me in regret and remorse: What would you do if you weren’t afraid? I jumped out of bed, grabbed my journal, and wrote it down. Then I tossed and turned, asking myself the question over and over […]

Along Came a Spider — Ew

Little Miss Dollhouse Muffet Sat on her mattress tuffet, Reading and whiling her pandemic time away; Along came a spider, Who sat down beside her, And frightened Miss Muffet and Teri away. The End.

2020 Cedarhurst Sidewalk Sale: I Was Fired for Seeking the Truth

Yes, this blog post headline is sadly real. I was fired on July 21, 2020, for seeking the truth about whether or not holding this year’s Cedarhurst, New York, sidewalk sale would be legal. At least, I think I was fired. I never received a termination letter or anything in writing. Nevertheless, I’m definitely out […]

My Coronavirus Dollhouse

Back in 1975, my baby sister got a dollhouse for Christmas. It was a classic white clapboard house with a black shingled roof and black shutters. It had eight good size rooms and was a replica of the house she lived in, so I dubbed it “The Blind Brook House.” I was a Delta flight […]

Your Publisher Is Going to Be Screaming on Broadway

This post might seem to meander, but give it a chance because I want to provide you with a glimpse into how backstabbing and disloyal business colleagues can be. First off, being the boss has its advantages and disadvantages. There are a lot of haters out there. There are a lot of haters inside too. I’ll […]

My Nightmare Job Interview

Many years ago, I interviewed for the job of my dreams. The salary was the culmination of everything I had worked my entire adult life for. Not only did I want the job, but I also needed it. Desperately. In pursuit of the dream job, I had been through countless interviews, and this one, HR […]

To Blog or Not to Blog My Novel

I have been going back and forth trying to decide whether or not to publish my fiction book titled My Stolen Diaries, traditionally, independently, or chapter by chapter through my blog The Teri Tome.   For several weeks I have been thinking about how the process of organizing and arranging the chapters would come together […]

The Light Is Still On

He was born in the winter, on a cold and rainy Wednesday night. He was finally mine, and I was struck with an enlightening love I had never before known. The January of my life. When I would call him mister-man in my baby talky voice, he smiled big and toothless, his brown eyes twinkled, and […]

The Three Strong Women in My Life

I spent my early childhood years living with my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Many on the outside thought our living arrangements were unusual. To them, I was living in a broken home. To be clear, there was nothing broken about our home, our relationships, or our bond. And sure, we struggled, but there was a […]