July 30 14

Unexpected naps. Jacquard. Great coffee. Sharpie pens. Sriracha. The smell of coconut. Bird dresses. Football sunday. Texts. Good scotch. Wainscoting. Q-tips. The first signs of spring. Getting the photo on the first shot. The last piece of a puzzle. Jeans that fit perfectly. Shooting the moon. Giggles. Tennyson quotes. Elbow…

Once upon a time my son Josh used to play soccer. He loved it.   Until he didn’t love it so much anymore. Fine, we thought, because he has moved on to his next exciting activity — hockey. He loved it. Until he didn’t love it so much anymore. Fine,…

July 27 14

I don’t do puzzles just because I enjoy them, you know. No. I do them because I am a girl who comes from a long line of strong girls whose lives were cut too, too short by a stupid disease called Alzheimer’s and while I hope with all hope that…

July 22 14

What’s on your travel bucket list? Come on, I know you have one.  Mine is filled with all sorts of interesting places to see and visit. Martha’s Vineyard. Israel (with the whole family). Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. New Orleans. Scotland. Florence. Portland. Northern Ireland. Maldives. Prague. Portofino. Santorini….

July 20 14

I’m having a tough, tough time with social media right now. As always, there are goods and bads to this ability to see things happen in real time. The newspaper that immediately gets thrown right into the recycle bin goes unread because I’m getting my news immediately from Twitter, from…

July 16 14

It took us one whole day to start spoiling our for-two-whole-weeks only child. Hey, wanna take Josh to see the new Planet Of The Apes movie? Popcorn dinner? Look, if it’s good enough for monkeys wearing pants, it’s good enough for me. I think those are chimpanzees. Whatever. Where’s my…

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