My book is on Kindle!

Though I dragged my feet initially, last month I joined the legions of enthusiastic ebook readers — as a reader and a writer. When my son surprised me with a Kindle for my birthday, I was immediately impressed at how handy and economical it is. Whether I’m sitting in a medical waiting room with my […]

Our lady of letting go

A crisis is a holy summons to cross a threshold. It involves both a leaving behind and a stepping toward, a separation and an opportunity.” – Sue Monk Kidd, When the Heart Waits As every frequent flyer knows, airline passengers are required to perform a series of rituals before the aircraft takes off. Your seat […]

For friends turning 50

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” –Madeleine L’Engle To all of my beautiful friends turning 50 this year: Rather than send each of you a bunch of black balloons and a silly card with a joke about adult diapers or memory loss, I’m writing […]

Coping with a crappy review

Criticism is something one can avoid by saying nothing and doing nothing.” — Aristotle Seven years after its publication, my collection of essays on home and family topics scored its first negative review on Amazon. The reviewer, who identified herself as a copywriter and was brave enough to include her full name and city of […]

School supplies for Mom

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver I have a hunch that fall will arrive early this year. Maybe it’s the angle of sunlight on the black-eyed Susans in our perennial garden. Or maybe it’s the snap and crunch of acorns under my […]

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