Going Gray.

Going Gray.

IT SLAP WORE ME OUT, the time, attention and investment required to maintain my “natural” brown hair. Ten days of beautiful salon color then BOOM Day Eleven it appeared: my part already sprouting a strong new crop of gray. It was not pretty, this skunky...
Mothers and Daughters and Weddings and the Cosmos

Mothers and Daughters and Weddings and the Cosmos

A thousand times I’ve thought about this post; a hundred times I’ve tried to write it. I have had difficulty finding the words is the issue, my thoughts centering on an emotion I can’t seem to describe. And then late last week as I was on a walk and...
Harbinger.

Harbinger.

ABOUT MARCH, I HAVE ALWAYS felt ambivalent. This admission comes as a surprise, even to me, for March is the month that relieves us from the coldest cold, that pulls us from mud and muck of winter, that shines a light toward a hopeful, even if it is distant, spring....
the dear deer

the dear deer

WE’VE RETREATED to this spot in the Western North Carolina mountains for five years now, and this is the first time we’ve been here at the peak of leaf season. Every view takes your breath, and as the sun moves across the sky, each scene is constantly...
Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

HE WAS ON 60 Minutes Sunday night, something you no doubt know if in your house you love Jerry Seinfeld the way we love him in ours. He was smart, sharp, funny. Then into the conversation a bit, Jon Wertheim asked Jerry if, when the New York Mets franchise was for...
Feathers All Around

Feathers All Around

IT HAS BEEN a long time since I have experienced such a surround of feathers. Unexpected though they always are, it is a phenomenon that began for me in 2011, in the last months of my mother’s life. Walking that difficult road with someone you love is hard,...

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