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A look at books

This is my latest piece on the wonderful site called Retrospect. Here I write about some of my favorite books back in the day. Oh, to climb a tree with a book!

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There Was a Fire Here: The Mixtape

Friend and writer buddy Nancy Davis Kho kindly invited me to be a guest on her Midlife Mixtape blog. I was delighted to pull together an admittedly oldies sound track for my book, which she graciously published today. Come back to yesteryear with me and listen to the songs that are woven into the fabricContinue Reading

One hard question. No easy answer.

I think about it at this time of year, because it’s when my daughter asked me a question I wasn’t prepared to answer. She was barely four years old. My Grandma Eve died on New Year’s Eve in 1981, and my daughter heard me talking about it with my husband. There was to be aContinue Reading

A New Year’s Wish?

It’s as good a place as any to start. Just the basics, and we’ll take it from here. Happy New Year! Share :

A gift so nice, I got it twice: The Indoor Noisy Book

I’m joining a bloghop today. The subject is the best gift you ever gave or received. There are many to choose from, but this is a gift I got twice, and that makes it pretty special. A classic The Indoor Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown was written in 1942. I received a hardcover copyContinue Reading

The Blessings of Doing Chores. Really. (Or maybe this should be called "Chores–huh! What are they good for?")

Dusting is fun. At least, that was the name of my favorite chapter in my favorite childhood book, All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. The story takes place in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Mama and Papa and their five daughters are a Jewish family who live simply on the Lower EastContinue Reading

OK, December: Bring it!

It’s November 30th. The last day of the challenge I took on without thinking it all the way through. A blog post a day for the whole month? Oh, why not, right?  A bunch of people went along on the same ride, and I had the opportunity to get to know them better through theirContinue Reading

Black Friday Mixtape

I’ll probably skip going to the mall today and go to the park instead. But there’s no denying that this is the biggest shopping day of the year. So here are some tunes to get you in the mood–or out of the mood, depending. In any case, be careful out there! You can’t shop withoutContinue Reading

Made this ahead and froze it. Hope it’s OK

Joining the Hanukkah/Thanksgiving mash-up along with others today, I borrowed a recipe for this post. Instead of socks (always a welcome gift on Hanukkah) I am offering 8 things for which I am thankful. (Note to kids: you may still get socks. You’ll have to wait and see.) I am thankful: For Magnificent, magical Madeleine Continue Reading

I’m Spending Hanukkah in Santa Monica!

What else is there to say? Have a wonderful holiday! Share :