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November 30, 2013 08:36PM
- The Tree
October 30, 2013 01:52AM
- What Came of It
August 07, 2013 07:52AM
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- Inauguration ~ The Gift
January 21, 2013 09:06AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thank you for this, Lea.
Such great photos. It's
you to take us
December 04, 2013 01:19PM
- “The sky is one whole,
the water another; and between
two infinities the
December 01, 2013 10:55AM
- “Lovely. I'm particularly
fond of the last two stanzas,
December 01, 2013 10:04AM
- “Patty, I'm always
fascinated by those who go on
although I know I
December 01, 2013 10:03AM
- “Thank you for this. Food
fads come, food fads go.
November 16, 2013 07:49AM
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Sixteen years ago I pledged I'd never again allow myself to get sucked into watching courtroom carnival. The spectacle that was the O.J. Simpson trial gripped many of us. Then the last few days I found myself watching what was happening in a courtroom less than three hours from my… Read full post »
As we circled the room at grief support this week, I asked the question.
It's amazing how pieces of gold and platinum and things attached to them can change our lives. My husband is gone seven months now and the rings I wore the past eighteen years… Read full post »
Elizabeth Smart, now 23, speaks at a press conference Wednesday following the sentencing hearing of Brian David Mitchell, the man who held her captive for nine months at the age of 14. Smart, just returned from a mission to Paris, intends to devote her time now to advocacy for victims.&… Read full post »
Oprah Winfrey, whose final show is being broadcast today after 25 years.
When Oprah Winfrey first bounded onto the talk show stage in the early 1980's at a time when Phil Donahue ruled daytime talk, it was clear she was there to stay and to make a difference. Her hour-long… Read full post »
It's been a long road since Wichita, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Look Who's Talking and Cheers. Actress Kirstie Alley is inspiring in a way she never did before as contestant on Season 12 of Dancing With the Stars.
Add me to the list of… Read full post »
While it's difficult to find a bright spot in the case of a New York City luxury hotel housemaid alleging sexual misconduct by the former head of the IMF, a small but significant portion of the population might actually benefit in the wake of the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
A fascinating thing happened in the last two weeks as once again the presidential political season is upon us.
The seas parted for Jon Huntsman.
Who is Jon Huntsman, you ask?
If you don't know, it's probably time you find out, because if the seas are parting… Read full post »
Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The former IMF chief formally resigned his post as head of the agency overnight while he remains imprisoned at Riker Island in New York.
The news overnight that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, currently detained in New York on suspicion of sexual assau… Read full post »
I spent far too much of my morning learning more than I or any other detached citizen needed to know about who the media had decided had been the mother(s) of Arnold Schwarzenegger's child(ren). I saw pictures, first of a flight attendant and then of a recently retired… Read full post »
The news that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child out-of-wedlock with a member of his household staff ten years ago comes at an interesting time, swift on the heels of the very public arrest of the head of the IMF on suspicion of sexual misconduct in an expensive suite… Read full post »
Martin Capp was a young Jewish kid from Wabasha, Minnesota, who decided to get into the home building business in the '40's, and just on the heels of World War II was having trouble getting windows.
Someone gave him a break.
A carload of windows had been refused by… Read full post »
More than anything, I wanted her to finally get a passport.
It was a difficult year for both of us, 2010. She spent the first three months in a hospital fighting for her life, and managed to survive what my husband ultimately couldn't later in the year.
Sure, we… Read full post »
If you came back
I'd show you the new refrigerator
the one I should have bought long ago
I'd fill it with all your favorite things
cottage cheese and ice cream
but no bananas
even the crazy smoked fish you liked
I'd fill it to overflowing
never minding the cost
or… Read full post »
I can't begin to tell you how embarrassed I am that I only tonight, for the first time, saw this, a very touching post blogged by Bellwether Vance on the day after I lost my husband, last November 2, 2010:
Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, in hiding since the attacks of September 11, 2001, has been killed in an attack on a compound outside Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011, as confirmed by U.S. President Barack Obama in a historic late Sunday evening statement from the East Room of t… Read full post »
They say at every wedding there's something that goes awry, some mishap, something that perhaps the bride wishes had gone differently.
Now, when it comes to ill-fated weddings, my baby sister's wins the prize, for she had mishaps that go beyond mishaps--a glass lamp that broke as she w… Read full post »
I was once as you are, on the threshold of a wedding, a new life with a new love, and wish you well on that journey. Eighteen years ago today I was within a day of my own wedding, waking up with excitement and anticipation of what was to… Read full post »
There's a lullaby in the clickety clack of the railroad ties beneath our feet as an aging sleeping car sways across the Sierras, snow piled high as the windows, climbing the summit heading west towards Frisco.
It's early still in northern Washington, in sleepy towns like La Conner and Mount Vernon, bulbs just waking up in midwinter spring.
Every year the rite continues, pilgrims come, first the daffodils, and then the tulips, cut for the taking, like a Parisian shopkeeper's window.
%IM… Read full post »
Cell phone photographs are persnickety things, especially when they create themselves when we're not looking.
I found these on my husband's cell phone after he died. They have their own particular beauty that exceeds the force of accident.
The Vi… Read full post »
There's a certain absentmindedness that comes from the death of a spouse--from the death of anyone close to you, I suppose, but particularly from the death of a spouse. Things have a way of disappearing, being forgotten, lost in the comfortable clutter of a l… Read full post »
I knew it immediately. I'd seen these women before.
From the minute Elsa Patton strode onto the small screen alongside her equally famous Miami public relations maven daughter, Marysol, I recognized her. Everything old is new again.
O, Marysol!… Read full post »