My family totally spoils me on Mother’s Day. As they should. Of course there’s chocolate. And well before I open my box of See’s Chocolate Nuts and Chews, I will be served coffee and breakfast and the New York Times before I get out of bed….. delivered by one or both of my adult kids if they’re […]
V and I were married 20 years ago today. It’s a minor miracle that our marriage has lasted, considering how it started. At heart this is a story of resilience. Click here to read it on the Huffington Post.
I gave birth to my son on June 21, the longest day of the year. Naturally it was a long labor. He was 23 inches, the longest baby the doctor had ever delivered. Maybe it’s no coincidence that it took such a LONG time to name him. I was about to deliver after 18 […]
I was surprised. Though I shouldn’t be. Nothing in my life, including cancer, has delivered more surprises (and fodder for writing) than my daughter Alli. Happily she’s delivered far more than that. Love. Joy. Pride. The rich treasures and rewards of being a parent. Still the surprises keep coming, since the day I became […]
It’s two years today since Howard died, leaving a huge hole in our lives and our hearts. I miss him even more since I moved back to Los Angeles, where we lived during the 13 years of our marriage. So many things remind me of him; I constantly wish I could call and tell him […]
A slightly lesser miracle than the oil that burned for 8 days… The Set up The regular chef on the LA side of our family, my nephew Max, was going out of town; so I volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year. Even though I’m totally disorganized; and I stress over entertaining large groups. (any number over […]