Beth Shorten

Beth Shorten is a life-long resident of Verona from a long line of life-long Verona residents. She chronicles life here on her personal site, Bfth’s Boring Blog. 
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An Easter Mystery

Happy Easter to all who celebrate. It's a beautiful (but COLD) sunny day here in NJ. I wish it were warmer, but mostly I...

First You Must Fail

Today my son (and the rest of the junior class) take the NJGPA (New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment). This is the FIRST time that...

Complaining About Gas Prices

The cost of gas is atrocious. Thank God I don't drive all that much. (Although I may need to rely on public transportation once...

I’m Not In A Mardi Gras Mood

It's a new month (good bye February!) and we're about to enter a new season (Lent starts tomorrow and spring is only 19 days...

A Transition Of Age

Most parents, I think, would do anything for their child/children. I know there are exceptions, but I truly believe that most of us (myself...

The Best Books I Read In 2021

Since 2017 when I was sitting in a hospital waiting for my father to get out of surgery, I have written about the best...