My father was an endless source of amusement, and I mean that kindly.
He always had a joke to tell, a funny story, or did something to make me laugh. He could take the two parts of whatever it was … Continue reading >>
I was sharing some fabulous photos of my mother, who passed away in 2013, when a childhood friend asked me if she was supportive of my writing.
My first impulse was yes. Then I had to … Continue reading >>
It's important to nurture creativity in children, even if it's a little startling, or, um, not quite what we had expected.
Accuracy in art, if not colors
My granddaughter, Lil, had brought a … Continue reading >>
Nature can help us understand so many things about life.
My eldest child took his own life in the fall of 2011 at age thirty two. As a mother, no matter how many counselors, doctors and friends tell … Continue reading >>
Before Elvis, before Elton John and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace. HBO's movie, "Behind the Candelabra," about Liberace and his affair with Scott Thorson, captures the famed pianist in all his … Continue reading >>
An amazing cast of characters makes Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell a chilling story. 16 year-old Ree Dolly must find her crank-cooking daddy for a court date, or she, her scrappy little brothers, … Continue reading >>