COVID DIARY  

May, 2020 i am visiting a friend who lives in an assisted living facility. no visitors allowed in the building. no communal eating. food brought in boxes  to each individual  living behind closed doors. My friend’s apartment is on the ground floor and she has a tiny screened in patio that is half hidden by […]

THE PEACH THING

March 2020 Here’s the thing about peaches. They are either ambrosia or blah mush. Here’s the thing about me. I am generally unflappable — hardly ever angry, and mostly accepting of what flies across my life. And here’s the thing about this weekend: My son and daughter in law  were coming for a rare visit from […]

FEBRUARY’S THE MONTH FOR LOVE

With so much venom, vitriol and vengeance emanating from the White House, it is urgent for us, more so than ever, to model love and kindness. Check in with people you haven’t heard from in a while and just let them know you’re thinking about them. Do something for a friend that may be inconvenient. […]

BYE BYE 2019

The close of a year,  a decade,  an era – events unforeseen We say bye bye to twenty nineteen unique in its way of negative feelings of mass escalation division, frustration mind-sets opposed,  never converging despite all the urging, small hope for its merging sizzling embers stoked, poked, provoked, To strong beliefs –we were all […]

THE OLD DAYS IN BROOKLYN – AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

This  week  I snagged an article in the Styles Section of the New York Times about Pete Hamill, a huge hero of mine,  and a now 84 year old  somewhat disabled former hot stuff newspaper columnist,  feature writer, editor and author of  21 masterful works  of both fiction and non fiction  in which New York […]