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 . . .