Hybrid’s the Word

The Eastside Writing Room Big News: Hybrid’s the Word! We had our first hybrid meeting in almost a year! In-person at my house and on Zoom! There’s something very special about in-person energy that is inspiring. We’ll be scheduling one hybrid a month along with our...

My Mother’s Beauty

Thinking of Mom and mothers … My Mother’s Beauty I don’t think anyone ever said of my mother that she was “a beauty.” A childhood photo when she was nine shows a slender and almost delicate girl on pointe in a perfect ballet tutu and pose. Her face is serious. Photos...

Where Will You Be in 25 Years?

My husband Hank, a.k.a. the National Treasure, reads several online newspapers each morning. He often sends me links to things we’ve talked about, or that strike him as newsworthy of sharing.  He forwarded an article to me about a woman who was 109 and died last week...

The 7th Inning Stretch

Seven months out from my stroke. The predictions of medical folks back in August 2021 seem very realistic. Most days I feel like me. Hiking, tennis, eating out, planning traveling, seeing friends, planning visits, driving, cooking, making lists, reading, writing. I...

Where Will You Be in Six Months?

THE 6 MONTHS QUESTION Cary Grant (one of the classic Hollywood leading men from the 1930s-1960s) once asked: Where will you be in 6 months? This seems a logistical question if asked of someone who’s going on a trip, or simply out of curiosity. In Cary’s case, it was...