The second book I read this year is "The Dark Lake" by Sarah Bailey. In her acknowledgements, Ms. Bailey wrote: Writing a book really is such a ridiculous thing to do. So ridiculous that I might just go and do it all over again. Uh, Sarah? That's not necessary. My daughter, Brigid, gave me this … Continue reading Book Review #2: The Dark Lake (I think there was a lake)
As you know, I moved to a much smaller home about 10 days ago. It is amazing the shit you find when you move. While packing I found a ton, probably not truly 2000 pounds but maybe, of crap I had held on to for years because I was going to make a mosaic, find … Continue reading Words of Wisdom
I apologize for being gone for a week or so, I know how you depend on me. I moved it, moved it. This is 901 in 2005: And last week.... The benefit of selling one's house to a builder is that you can leave whatever you want, knowing they are going to throw it all … Continue reading The Deed is Done.
While in high school, I read The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. My teenage self was completely depressed by the sepia-toned trudge through despair depicted in both books. I have not read another Steinbeck book since. A few months ago, my golf partner Lisa told me that it was … Continue reading Book Review #1: John Steinbeck “Travels with Charley” into Despair, Again
After my divorce, I took a job as a receptionist for an engineering firm. Derwood and I had great benefits because of that job. I was way over-qualified but the four years of that job served its purpose. While at that job I made it very clear that I wanted no part and no recognition … Continue reading Administrative Professionals and Hollywood Women…Discuss
I didn't have to do anything except gather the plastic bags full of his shirts and pants and socks and underwear and shoes. Bags with books and teddy bears. All he had. I stood in the room with others, including his foster Mom. We just waited watching him weep. Watching a child's heart break. He … Continue reading Leaving for Foster