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Monthly archive August, 2010

Like A Hamster On A Wheel

My mind never stops. Which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because I am constantly thinking about how to solve problems (mine, yours and the rest of the world’s), coming up with ideas to write about and making mental lists on virtual yellow legal pads of all the things that I...

August Orchid Revisited

Last year on this day, August 21st, I wrote a blog post titled My August Orchid. The post was written in celebration of my mother-in-law’s birthday. She died almost six years ago so today would have been her 73rd birthday. The orchid she gave me before she died, that was described in last year’s post,...

The Little Dysplastic Nevus

I read a piece on Laura Linney in the New York Times a few weeks ago. I’ve always liked her as an actress and the article made her sound so appealing and normal that of course I wanted to watch her new series “The Big C”, a dark comedy. She plays a schoolteacher who is...

My Version of ‘Eat Pray Love’

Okay, I love this piece that I did for The Stir so much that I’m going to post the link right here, right now. It’s titled My Own ‘Eat Pray Love’ Journey: Very Little Eating But a Whole Lot of… (Thanks to my editor for that title! It’s great.) The post is about the journey...

Other People’s Weddings/My Belated Announcement

I admit it. I’m 44 years old. Married, divorced, remarried and yet, every Sunday, I read the Weddings/Celebrations section in the New York Times. And have been reading it since the late 1980’s when I moved to Manhattan after graduating from college. I left NYC over 12 years ago and get the Times delivered to...