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...

High School Graduation- It’s Launch Time!

My great-niece is graduating from high school next week. Our other great-niece graduated last week. Her cousin graduated from college in May. When I look at their  senior or graduation photos I see in all of them an eagerness to get out in the world, to move on to the...

What an Attitude!

What an Attitude! “Boy, she’s got some attitude!” I think how you take that can be different depending on what you think of yourself to begin with. Could be positive or negative. The negative can often slide into first place if I’m not careful. A refrain that still...

The Thanksgiving Treasure

Before the seductive forces of the Christmas “rush” grab hold–stop. Resist the listing, planning, buying just for ten minutes. It’s easy for me to get pulled into the colors, gifts, and swirls of ideas for holiday decorations. There are many plusses in the excitement...

The Eastside Writing Room

TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room:     Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. The Eastside Writing Room provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own...