Car Talk

Pegasus In the last year of my mother’s life, our hospice angels recommended bringing in photo albums to assist my mother in her “life review.” Some pictures brought a smile, some a short sniff of dismissal. Some elicited a story.  The black-and-white photo was...

Thoughts About “Miracle on 34th Street”

I’ve watched this movie every year for more than a decade. It’s the kick-off to the holiday season for me. It starts the day after Thanksgiving. I watch the movie, the 1947 version, as a link to my beloved NYC and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Miracle on 34th...

I Just Want to Stay in Bed

Some days I just want to stay in bed. My bed is really comfortable. I have a Goldilocks mattress, not too firm, not too soft, just right. Three pillows assure me of neck and head comfort. There’s the three I start with at night almost sitting up; the kind of firm one...

A Handful of Writing Prompts Using Summer Quotes

What musings/stories/essays might emerge from these quotes?: Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.   ~Nat King Cole Summertime and the living is easy.   ~George and Ira Gershwin Yes, in summer we all live in the dreamy palace.   ~Mary Oliver Deep summer is when...

Birthday 2019

Every year on March 15, I take out this beautiful message to read and share: Henri Nouwen Birthdays need to be celebrated. I think it is more important to celebrate a birthday than a successful exam, a promotion, or a victory. Because to celebrate a birthday means to...