Mother’s Day – more or less

As a kid raised by a single mom, I always dreaded Father’s Day and the absence of a male parent to honor. Mother’s Day was easy and we usually celebrated with school art projects, cards and flowers liberated from a garden that wouldn’t notice the theft of a few tulips or daffodils. It was pretty … Continue reading Mother’s Day – more or less

Medical Monday with mixed results

I’m pretty stingy with my sick days. It’s not like when the kids were younger, and finally all in school, when I would take a sick day just to be in my own house in the quiet. No, these days I get plenty of alone time so I try to hoard my sick days and … Continue reading Medical Monday with mixed results

Entering Palm Springs…

When I travel my preferred method of transportation, when possible, is walking. It's the best way to capture images of sites and to feel a connection to the land, so to speak. On my recent trip to the desert I logged miles on my feet, crisscrossing my way around the city of Palm Springs utterly … Continue reading Entering Palm Springs…

Holiday gifts, 2019

Christmas Eve dinner with all my favorite guys at our favorite Chinese place. Learning the blue jay song on a walk with Jeter at Albany Muni. Now I can identify two bird calls! A new kitchen faucet and dish draining rack, because I’m a 50 something homeowner. The gift of safe travel via train and … Continue reading Holiday gifts, 2019

The enchantment of the holidays

The holidays are a magical season. Money, resolve and time all disappear faster than you can say “abracadabra” during these short December days. Accepting that what one gets in exchange for those commodities are opportunities to share time and laughter making new memories, it’s a trade I’m happy to make. This first weekend of my … Continue reading The enchantment of the holidays

Next week, when I’m in California.

(I just like saying that. Wink.) Christmas, the year and the decade will all end. I’ll be traveling with a companion for the first time in a long time. My Jewish mom will meet my Jewish boyfriend, to put it in its most simple terms. We’ll spend two hours soaking in springs heated by the … Continue reading Next week, when I’m in California.