Can’t let go

The newest idea generator:     The prompt: What’s in your basement that you just can’t throw out. Down the stairs, to the left, against the wall, under the cardboard castle, and behind the golf clubs, resides the crib in which my babies rested their enormous heads and tiny bodies. For five years it kept one […]

Decades

Quick update – I promised (you, but mostly myself) that I would write something once a week (and here we are), cook 2 times a week, and go to yoga. Well…this part is going well (hi!)  And I was in a cooking frenzy during week one – cookies, muffins, brownies, soup, and chicken.  This week […]

Harvard Club

Hanging with the Hah-vahd Crowd

#426: Staying at the Harvard Club I strangely do not know even one person who went to Harvard. Correction, I know one person, a former boss who barely acknowledged my existence for about four years.  Four years during which I was frequently pretending to BE him (because it was my job, not because I am […]

Name the Trees?

#18: Name the trees that stood in the neighborhood where you grew up Um…I honestly don’t understand this assignment.  Am I supposed to draw a diagram and point out where the maples were? (Were there maples?)  Or am I supposed to, like, name them?  Good old Bob, he was one heck of a tree. I […]

My Best Stuff

 My Very Best Advice for the Teen Just Graduating from High School 1) Go to college.  I don’t care if you go to community college or auto repair college or Harvard. I don’t care if you go full time or part time or online or in person. Continue your education. The more educated you are, […]

Say Hello to my little friend

This post is part of a series inspired by prompts from the book 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.  If you want to play along, write your own post (on your blog or other online forum) and post a link in the comments.  I’ll add “shout-outs” at the end of my post […]

What were you THINKING?

This post is part of a series inspired by prompts from the book 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.  If you want to play along, write your own post (on your blog or other online forum) and post a link in the comments.  I’ll add “shout-outs” at the end of my post […]