Feeling the fall

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” –Nathaniel Hawthorne  Maybe it’s a symptom of middle age, or maybe it’s just my old Celtic soul stirring up a seasonal memory. Either way, late October always tugs on […]

Homecoming memories

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.  Just get up and dance.”  ~Dave Barry My son Nate is 25 now, and past the stage of high school homecoming dances. But this week, some of my neighbors are gearing up for this sweet tradition, and I remembered this essay from my book, Writing Home. Happy news: […]

Love those red shoes!

When in doubt, wear red. Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” –Bill Blass Big news for devoted fans of red shoes: A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz will be auctioned off in December by Profiles in History, a California auction house. As MSN Entertainment reported last […]