My husband Harlan and I have been together for 22 years, married for almost 17 of them. We met in college and started dating our senior year, when we discovered that we were both Art History majors and had nearly all of our classes together. We fell in love quickly and were practically inseparable until … Continue reading Monkey In The Middle (Of My Marriage)
I received a most unusual and surprising gift from my parents for my 40th birthday a few years ago. My mom had made a lovely birthday dinner (as she does for all of our family’s special days), and we were sitting around the dining table chatting and enjoying dessert. She presented me with an envelope … Continue reading Magic Potty
*Written 3/20/17 Tomorrow my mom flies to Paris. Paris. My favorite city in the world. The city I lived in for a year during college. The city where my husband proposed and where he took me several years ago for a magical week of celebrating having survived our children’s early years. A city I will … Continue reading Paris
Image by TPHeinz from Pixabay Those of you raised in the 1970s and 80s, as I was, may recall Ice Cube’s iconic 1992 Gangsta Rap anthem “It Was a Good Day.” It describes a day in the life of a young hoodlum; he walks us through his various escapades…from shooting hoops to having relations with a willing lady … Continue reading I Didn’t Have To Use My AK
When I was a child I would visit my Grandma Ruth in Los Angeles and stay at her single story ranch style house. My grandma was what you would call “a piece of work”. She was stubborn, abrasive and difficult. She was also wildly entertaining, a tremendous storyteller, and an adventurous, independent spirit. She squeezed … Continue reading Ain’t You Shamed You Sleepy Head?