AIG has already gone through some $60 billion of the $80+ billion bailout package.This morning I heard people on the news talking about trillions of dollars.Trillions.If it weren't our hard-earned money, it would seem like Monopoly money. I hear Park Place is in foreclosure and you can get Boardwalk . . .
Jeff Macke--a stock trader--was asked what positions he was taking in light of the current market... ...and he responded--cash and fetal. Who can blame him? What on earth is UP? Many of us in hurricane country have been also reflecting on on the End-time warning from the Gospel of Luke, where . . .
I keep trying to post it...let's see if it works. And if not: Tiny Fey rocks! . . .
We have a confirmed wedding date. February 21. At 6:00 p.m. In Carmel, indoors, in front of a charming fountain. I am really, really happy to be marrying someone I am madly, passionately, crazy in love with. Someone who is tweaked in the same crazy ways I am . Who is smart, . . .
It’s October. I think of red and gold maple leaves scattered all over the sidewalk. Crisp Delicious apples. Pumpkins. The smell of burning logs in the fireplace. Puffs of smoke from neighborhood chimneys.That chill in the air that says a snowy winter is just around the corner. Sweaters. Warm jackets . . .
I really just posted this because I knew it would make the Beau laugh. I love to make him laugh. He makes me laugh just about every single day. He has a great sense of the ridiculous. It's one of the very best things about him. . . .
Cute, isn't it? You think this suits me? It's one of the bridal outfits under consideration, because I've been subpoenaed. by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Not for anything I did. I'm innocent. But its' so inconvenient. Maybe I can elect house arrest instead of . . .
Depression has taken on new meaning this week, and no amount of Prozac will treat it. Selling apples may also take on new meaning in the weeks to come. As I told The Beau last night: "Well, if I'm broke, I'm broke. Can't do anything about it." You'd think it would change my plans in some . . .
My nephew, a freshman in college, just returned my earlier call. He told me he was getting ready to have dinner with his father (my brother)."What?!" I asked, "this is your big Saturday night at college? Why aren't you out smoking pot or getting a tattoo or body piercing??"I thought it was a . . .
My friend, Joanne, is getting married this morning, about to start a happy life with a wonderful man. It's been a happy few months of parties and celebrations, reflecting the joy her wide circle of friends feel for her. At last night's pre-wedding party, I met a diverse group of her family and . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_bfskNU5OAI was watching some old footage of a 1966 blizzard in Rochester, NY. I remember it so well—I was a young teenager. It got me all reminiscent about childhood and a little teary. Funny thing about having grown up in a cold climate--memories of a safe, warm, . . .
I'm really busy. And I'll be a bride soon.I've given it a lot of thought, and for me, the bottom line is this: How many times in your life do you have the opportunity to announce yourselves as Mike & Carol Brady?I know. It's irresistible. Who wouldn't get married under those circumstances?We're . . .
Today I threw caution to the winds and got a manicure. When I bought the condo in PG, I stopped having my nails done, in one of those strangely illogical economy moves that only women seem to make. (Get a honkin' huge mortgage payment, but save $30/month on nails.) But since the Beau and I are . . .
I always wondered about the concept of soulmates.Until I found one.The Beau and I recognized each other as physical, emotional, intellectual and literary soulmates almost from the start. But we had to go through a hard season before we could seal the deal.A few hard seasons.Despite our close . . .
This is a shot of San Jose, Calif.I'll be there this weekend hanging with the Beau.No big plans. Probably just a movie, some videos, reading, resting. That's because there's been craziness at work and I need some down time.It's busy; I probably won't have much more to say here til I get home. . . .
Today I had a tea party and bridal shower for an amazing woman and friend who is remarrying later this month. Is there anything as fun as a lingerie shower of mid-life women? . . .
Here at Clearwater Beach, some 300 women from a North Tampa church are on retreat and so am I, invited by my wonderful, dear friend, Sheila. I arrived in discord and anxiety. I'm leaving with a greater sense of peace. They say that when the student is ready the teacher appears, and that's the . . .
Tikva's mother posted the Rumi poem below on her blog recently. She's a beautiful and expressive writer. Her pain at her baby's loss is so vivid in what she writes. The photographs of the baby, so plump and pink, are almost surreal. I've had some anxiety again this week, bad dreams. No real . . .
The cartoon's smart and clever, so I'm sharing.I was putting bags of groceries in my car yesterday morning when two emails dinged simultaneously into my PDA. One was from a conservative lawyer I know in Tallahassee, asking where I stood on the Hillary/McCain issue. The other was a piece written by . . .
Bears in the news again. Utah. Investigators say a large black bear raided a clandestine marijuana growing operation so often that it chased the grower away. "This bear is definitely law-enforcement minded," said Garfield County Sheriff Danny Perkins. "If I can find this bear I'm going to . . .