Going to Mendocino—taking my first screenwriting class, reading my work in front of 100+ people, hearing my novel first page blind critiqued by an industry panel, yup—terrifying and frigging exhilarating!
My Magical Mystery Tour to Thailand is done and my son is a married man. I’m overwhelmed. How do you Continue reading
I crave the comfort of a holiday season that never was. I want the thrill of a perfect present surpassing all my wildest expectations, happy family gathered smiling, house lit with heirloom decorations and filled with glorious song. (Oh, and while we’re dreamin’: sleigh bells ringing, those powdered almond cookies, caroling neighbors, ice skating on the pond, crackling fire with no leftover ashes.)
August 2006: 6cm tumor. Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma. The memory of that phone call is still profoundly shocking: sitting at Continue reading
I had the map, I had the motivation, then why was I suddenly scared? We started out together–David, my daughter Continue reading
Man, oh, man: his blue velvet dinner jacket, my pink dotted-swiss, my tightly clasped hands, we were such innocents on Continue reading
I love me some comfort: the sensibility of routine, my favorite worn-in sheets, the predictability of the sunset and the Continue reading
You know that feeling when you’re waiting for it to begin? Waiting for the holiday, or waiting for an arrival Continue reading