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...

12 Days of Holiday Movies | One Special Night

Movie # 11- One Special Night is a 2002 made for TV movie offering a realistic romance between a widowed pediatrician now married to her career, and a construction company owner coping with the gradual loss of his wife to Alzheimer’s. Stranded in a cabin in the woods...

Talking in a Low Voice

My father went on talking to me in a low voice. This is how our people always talk to their children, so low and quiet, the child thinks he is dreaming. But he never forgets. ~ Maria Chono, Papago This quote is from 365 Days of Walking the Red Road: The Native...