Monthly Archives: April 2013

It begins with the mussels

I’ve always got a bunch of stories waiting around for the exact right moment to write them – sometimes just a piece, sometimes a whole story, sometimes just a title. I type them out and save them and then, if … Continue reading

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Are you a list maker?

I’m not talking about grocery lists – I’m talking about lists. I’m talking about obsession. I’m talking about the things that fascinate us, revolt us, move us. I’m talking about the things that push us to create, to think, to … Continue reading

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Going nowhere…

I’ve been traveling the past week – at least it feels that way – even though I haven’t gone further than 10 miles from home. It wasn’t exactly a staycation. I wasn’t on vacation, in fact, just the opposite was … Continue reading

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Art and Movies

This weekend, for the first time in forever, I went to the movies. Went out to the movies, which is the way I like to see a movie for the first time. There’s just something about sitting in the theatre … Continue reading

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Partying in the Hen House

The last week has been girl party after girl party. It was my birthday on Wednesday so—as always—I spent a lot of time with friends. I love going out with my women friends; they’re smart and funny and generous and, … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened…

A funny thing that was, as my mother would say, Not funny ha-ha, but funny peculiar. I want to begin by saying that I am an expert mover. Really. Or at least I used to be. After I left home … Continue reading

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Getting older, getting wiser?

Really? Are you sure about that? I’m not. I don’t feel wiser. I do, mostly, feel like I’m smarter, but that’s a whole different thing. If I were wiser, I’d actually do all the things (or at least some of … Continue reading

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There ain’t nothing like a man…

What is about the opposite sex?  Besides the great bodies? And the deep, lovely voices? And those calloused hands? And… I could go on and on about the things that are great about men, but it’s the things that aren’t … Continue reading

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