My Friend Lorie May I take a moment to tell you about my friend Lorie? She has known me a very long time. Since college. Neither of us has done anything…
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I saw in the local newspaper on Cape Cod that the last of my mother’s monthly luncheon crowd died a few days ago. They are all gone now. I want to take…
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I live in Maine when I’m not traveling for business, which has become more and more infrequent. I feel connected to the earth here – and when I’m in…
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Now that I live in Maine, I travel a bit more than in the past and am staying at hotels more. You know the drill. All the wonderful things that are in…
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Moving. People don’t move so much anymore. But at dinner the other night, my friend Randy mentioned that he’d gone to twenty-two schools by the time he…
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I was on the phone with my BFF, from Alliance, Nebraska, talking about conversations with parents now gone. She said she loved the stories her mom told…
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Has it really been just two and a half years since we started living - and dying - with Covid? Seems like more and then again, less. The thing is, most…
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My dad died ten years ago today. I can’t believe it’s been that long and I can’t believe he is gone. What to say? How to honor him? He was a complicated…
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Today is 9-11. Again. Twenty-one years ago. Like yesterday. It returns to me each and every year as clear as that crisp blue sky and brilliant orange…
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I woke up this morning and cut my own hair. I’m not really sure why I did it, but I wanted to have short hair right now, so I got my kitchen scissors…
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The Why
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I was fifty-eight when I found out I had a brother, just before my mother died a a decade ago. He is five years older than me, and today is his…
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