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Honey Seltzer, a native New Yorker, is a woman of a certain age who first and
foremost is a mom of two grown daughters, and three fabulous grandchildren.
Until last year, and for the past thirty years she worked for two high profile
successful executives, one in motion pictures and the other in investment
banking. Because of the nature of her work, she was given the opportunity to
interact with people of great renown and as she is known to say, “is an observer
of life.”

Upon retirement she finished her first novel Both Sides of the Coin a love story that has been compared to The Notebook. She has also written several film
scripts and short stories.

She inspires young people not to fear aging when they witness her
vitality, her ability to still love, her wisdom, and her understanding of life.

Entries by Honey Seltzer

Getting Old Is Not So Bad

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 3:48 PM

On this first day of spring and the day after my birthday, I can't help but reflect on people who have passed through my rather long lifetime. There are those of you who have brought me much joy, particularly my children and my wondrous grandchildren. Last Saturday, I sat at...

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The Real Me

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 4:53 PM

The Real Me

I realized today that's it's been weeks since I submitted a new blog to Huffington Post. I turned to my daughter who happened to be sitting across from me at my dining room table and mentioned this. I offered up the excuse that I haven't had anything...

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Going for the Brass Ring

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 6:21 PM

Yesterday was one of the first real summer days we've had in New York this year and I relished it. My daughter and I decided it was a perfect day to travel downtown to see a new movie that had been given rave reviews.

We got off the...

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Being a Grandmother

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 6:46 PM

My beautiful eldest granddaughter was recently accepted into the college of her choice. She and her mom spent today touring the school and she is enraptured, which makes me so happy.

I should explain that this child and I have a very special bond. On the day she was born,...

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To Thine Own Body Be True

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 3:22 PM

I must state at the beginning of this little story that I am not a hypochondriac, have never been and hope to God I never will be. I have always pushed away most of my ailments, convincing myself I'll feel better in the morning, or being very grateful that whatever...

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Memories of New Years Eve

(0) Comments | Posted December 25, 2012 | 3:33 PM

In another week it shall be New Year's Eve. I dread that night, as I have for more years than I care to remember. On another December 31 a long time ago I awoke that day looking forward to a party my husband and I had been invited to. It...

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A Project a Day Saves My Sanity

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 12:00 PM

People constantly ask me what I do to keep busy since I retired. It's simply this: I find myself a project to do each day.

When I first retired over two years ago, I just relished the ability to finally -- after working most of my life -- do anything...

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Moments of Love

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2012 | 5:42 PM

Have you ever had moments in your life that were so wonderful, so loving, so fulfilling that you never want to forget them -- yet at some point you realize that although those moments were shared with another human being, they may now have reached a point in their lives...

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What's For Dinner?

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 3:17 PM

A long time ago, as a new bride who had never cooked anything prior to her marriage I was really excited about learning to cook. And so I experimented with what appeared to me to be exotic and nothing at all like my mother's cooking.

During the years of...

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The Story I Told Myself

(232) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 2:30 PM

When I was young, I married a man I didn't love. I had believed in fairy tales and dreamed of my Prince Charming arriving and carrying me off from the fourth floor walk up that I lived in with my parents. I married on the rebound -- a bad, bad...

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What Is Passion?

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 4:21 PM

What is passion? I listened to a radio program the other day where two gentlemen were discussing the subject of passion. The host urged his listeners to make a list of their passions. To me, passion is a very, very strong word, so my list would be very short. There...

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A Mother's Dream

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2012 | 3:31 PM

From the time I was young, my greatest wish in life was to be a mother. If I were to be perfectly honest, I would have to say that the main reason I married at a young age was to achieve that dream. In my generation, it would have been...

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I Talk to the Trees

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 8:30 AM

I love this time of year, and I'm sure most New Yorkers feel as I do. Suddenly the thought of snow is stored away for another year, the freezing windy days are behind us, and spring is here.

I am partial to spring. You see I was...

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Who Am I Two Years After Retirement?

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 3:35 PM

When I retired, something I had never really planned on doing, I was asked over and over again by friends and family, "What are you going to do now?" I really didn't know. I had worked hard most of my adult life. I had dreams, and I also had responsibilities...

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The Kindness of People

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 1:19 PM

The other day I went into Manhattan to have a meeting with Commercial Agents. After I left the meeting I walked to the subway to make my way home. As I walked through the streets I mentally kicked myself for not doing this or that in the reading, but all...

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Neighborhood Streets and Their Memories

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 6:00 PM

When I read my daughter Lori Berhon's beautiful blog the other day, I realized with wonder how each of us had had such an emotional reaction to our walk down streets that spoke of years gone by. Streets that had left each of us, and others no doubt, with their...

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Vote of Consciousness

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 1:17 PM

This jingle was written yesterday by my daughter, Lori Berhon. Enjoy.

"Mark Lefkowitz & the Busy Bees / ee-aye ee-aye oh
We're always fast & we're never slow / ee-aye ee-aye oh
With Lori as the Vice
Everything will be precise
Everything will be...

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When Did the Words 'I Love You' Become Meaningless?

(9) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 1:48 PM

When did the words "I Love You" become as common an expression and as insignificant as "See you," or "Talk to you later?" Maybe I'm overly sensitive, but to me the word LOVE means just that.

I guess I spent too many of my developmental years going to the...

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Widowhood: Life After Losing a Loved One

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 11:26 AM

I walk the streets of my neighborhood on this warm summer day. On the other side of the street I catch a glimpse of a woman wheeling a shopping cart. She was once a dear friend of mine, and now she doesn't recognize me, and I don't want her to.

...
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Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) Is One of the Nicest Young Men I've Ever Met

(12) Comments | Posted August 13, 2010 | 4:37 PM

Eight years ago, when my eldest granddaughter was 7 years old, she, like millions of other kids, became obsessed with Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts.

I shared her passion. I was also very excited and proud to learn that the producer was a man I had first...

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