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
I took this photo on Good Friday, 2019. It was early morning, a short time after I had landed in Dublin, and I recall feeling so fortunate to be exactly where I was at that very moment. It had been quite a few years since I been to Ireland and this long awaited trip nearly … Continue reading Rise up
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
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…
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 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
(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.