Over a century of San Francisco fashion

February 20, 2024
Socialites fascinate me, mostly because my life couldn't be more different than theirs. And of course, I love fashion. Especially historical fashion. Combine the two? An exhibition of my dreams: Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style is on at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco and I had...

If you’re a caretaker, this might be why

December 20, 2023
Cheer when your friend wins. Hold her when she's sad. Love her when she needs hope. Care for her when she says she's fine. Believe in her when she doubts. Show...

Boomers at the holidays

December 16, 2023
Do you remember those TVs? And that wallpaper? How did we ever think designs like that were attractive? But still, there's a certain warm nostalgia images like this...

Do you have a dog in this hunt?

December 15, 2023
Dog in this hunt: stake in the outcome. My position on any given personal situation, especially big ones like relationship endings, is to determine if I have a dog in...

Paying it forward

December 12, 2023
Few things have touched me more than receiving a kind offer that was paying it forward. If you don't know what that means: It's when someone who received a...

Formula 1 souvenir: Covid

December 10, 2023
We had a lovely 3 days at the Las Vegas Grand Prix mid-November and brought home a very special souvenir: a case of Covid, each. This was our first go at the...

Book gifts you’ll want to give this holiday

December 8, 2023
Let me help you finish your holiday shopping right here, right now: Why not spread some positivity this holiday with book gifts that inspire and warm our hearts?...

How Tongan war spears reminded me to laugh about getting ol

December 6, 2023
The entrance to our little community in western New York is hard to see in the dark. That's because our second home is in a somewhat rural area without street lights....

Why am I teary over my pharmacy closing?

December 4, 2023
It's been 10 years since I wrote this tribute to my Walgreens pharmacy.  And today, I'm sharing this eulogy. My pharmacy closed, a victim of...what? Current events,...

A word about the loss of Rosalynn Carter

November 29, 2023
Do what you can to show you care about others and you will make our world a better place. ~Rosalynn Carter 1927-2023 Until I found myself sobbing uncontrollably...

Who doesn’t love a thoughtful response?

November 28, 2023
There's nothing a writer likes more than when a reader gives thoughtful consideration to something they read and then response. Such was the case when Facebook friend...

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