I’M SORRY

I’M SORRY

MY WEEKLY BLOG I’M SORRY I created a problem this week when I said something to A friend that was thoughtless and judgmental. Of course I didn’t do it deliberately, but I said it and it quickly careened back at me like a boomerang. John Lennon wrote, “Instant...
Why Do You Want to Write?

Why Do You Want to Write?

MY WEEKLY BLOG WHY DO YOUWANT TO WRITE? Writing can be a great pleasure or it can seem like an impossible task. It can be rewarding, something to anticipate with eagerness, or it can be painful, something to dread. Like all forms of art, when you do it, it can make...
The Gossip Club

The Gossip Club

MY WEEKLY BLOG The Gossip Club I had a friend who used to call me up and say, “I’m calling a meeting of the Busybody Club.” In other words, she wanted to gossip aboutsomeone. She knew better, so did I, but I hate to admit that we couldn’t resist. We went at it...
Asking for Help

Asking for Help

MY WEEKLY BLOG ASKING FOR HELP I never learned to ask for help. At age 14, I left home and moved to Washington D.C. to  pursue a ballet career. I’d won a scholarship to attend the Washington School of Ballet, the first of its kind in the United States that offered...
Nothing left to Lose

Nothing left to Lose

MY WEEKLY BLOG NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE It’s the Fourth of July, our country’s 245th anniversary of independence and separation from the British Empire. It seems only right to dedicate my blog this week to “freedom,” but I don’t want to revert to the usual clichés and...
Finding Mother

Finding Mother

MY WEEKLY BLOG FINDING MOTHER When I first set foot in my current home back in 1993, I looked around at the huge picture windows, the brick fireplace and the sunlight streaming in and I knew I was home. It felt so right and I exhaled deeply. I didn’t know I’d...