All Because of Summer

Summer Then How is it that in my 76th year, I continue to look forward to the first day of summer just as I did when I was a child? Back then, I couldn’t contain the anticipated happiness and feeling of freedom that came in the package that was summer.   School was...

The Way Things Work- Thanks, Dad

Maddie was looking pretty uncomfortable one morning at our Zoom meeting. Turns out she was suffering from a boil on her sit-me-down. She was hurting, upset, and knew she had to go to the doctor and deal with this.  The way she was sitting was exactly how I saw my Dad...

Who’s Got Your Back?

I just spent a week in California visiting with my twin sister. If you read my memoir Thinking of Miller Place, you know her as Finn. It’s been quite a few years, well decades actually, since we realized on a really deep level that we were and always will be...

Lunch – A Feast or a Famine

Feeling family-ish this week. My great-neice is graduating from high school and her family, her grands, and her great-aunts ( that’s me and my Finn) will gather to celebrate. June is also Father’s Day and I think of my dad a lot. It also was my...

12 Days of Holiday Movies | Christmas Eve

Movie #12 – Christmas Eve   The steadfast belief in miracles in the face of doubts and the facts is sublimely appealing. Loretta Young carries it off with mature charm as a generous New Yorker backed by unlimited money, but limited time, and a heart that stays...