Yesterday's news about Valerie Harper hit us hard and we weren't sure why. Then we realized that with her passing, we have lost three of our biggest pop culture heroines from childhood. Rhoda, Princess Leia and Laverne DeFazio. Each, in her own way was smart, sassy, quick-witted, fiercely loyal,self-assured (even if a bit neurotic in some cases), independent, driven and, most importantly funny. They weren't the perfect leading ladies. They had flaws and let us know that that
In the spirit of full disclosure (and in a step towards embracing our age) we admit, this week’s guest on The Passionistas Project Podcast is a woman we’ve known for decades. Our sister Beth introduced us to the local Boston music scene when we were kids. Billie Best managed some of Boston’s most popular bands including Orchestra Luna. From afar, we thought she was the coolest. Then while in college and studying advertising and graphic design, Nancy accepted a job Billie offe
We have a long history with nuns. As young girls we went to St. Francis of Assisi catholic school in our hometown of Braintree, Massachusetts. Our brother and sisters went to the same small school and everyone there was like our second family — for better or for worse. We each shared classroom's with Kaminskis and McCue's for over 13 years. And we were guided by the nuns who ruled the school both in and out of the classroom.
Some, like the benevolent Sister Agnesca, are fon