ELECTION DAY PLUS ONE 2022

It is election day plus one. The “stew” that is politics is still bubbling – and there is no way to extricate the individual ingredients that make it tasty – but it seems clear that its essence IS tasty! All kinds of people turned out to let us know that democracy is as important to […]

PRECIOUS FRIENDSHIP: THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED – FEBRUARY 2022

When our little family—my husband, infant son and his 3 year old brother —  began to bulge out of our small apartment, we moved to a more spacious house, in the early 1960s. Billie was our new next door neighbor. She and her husband had a two year old daughter and her belly was big with […]

LOST AND FOUND: IT’S NOT THE PEARLS

 It was some time around our 10th anniversary in the early 1960s. He wanted to buy something special for me, and I had a yen for pearls.   We traipsed  into “the city” to the jeweler’s exchange on 47th street and exited with a fine choice of long  oyster-gems. He peeled off about $2000. in pocket cash, and we dropped […]

A CAT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

 Icons Fetishes Symbolism and Learning to Live with it My son Chip was of the mind that a cuddly gift was Mother’s Day appropriate. Perhaps that was part of his Peter Pan affinity.  Thus, my overwhelming collection of 3 feet tall fuzzy Teddy Bears, Elephants, Snoopy Dogs  and more, in assorted pinks and grays and whites. […]

SHOULD I GO OR SHOULD I STAY?

This is a recent experience I had in a doctor’s office. (not for the first time) Nurse: Approaching quietly and whispering in my ear: “Mrs. Rosen, I think you made a mistake on your intake papers. You wrote, DOB as being 1927, and I think you might want to correct it.” Well, of course, I’d like to […]