Category Archives: Personal Memories

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Story Of my Two Stanleys

I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything about my dog Stanley has been serendipitous Thirteen years ago today, my heart was shattered by the untimely death of my sweet dog Emerson. But on that very same day, a little blonde angel

Story Of my Two Stanleys

I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything about my dog Stanley has been serendipitous Thirteen years ago today, my heart was shattered by the untimely death of my sweet dog Emerson. But on that very same day, a little blonde angel

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

Before They Were Fathers – A Post Father’s Day Post

It was 1937 and these two dapper gentlemen on opposite sides of the globe were young men with their lives just starting out. Being a father was far from either man’s mind. Both Jews, their lives would take extraordinarily different

Before They Were Fathers – A Post Father’s Day Post

It was 1937 and these two dapper gentlemen on opposite sides of the globe were young men with their lives just starting out. Being a father was far from either man’s mind. Both Jews, their lives would take extraordinarily different

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Remembering Robert Kennedy

  1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists that propelled  Bernie’s campaign in 2016 felt similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up America’s youth. Including a barely

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Remembering Robert Kennedy

  1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists that propelled  Bernie’s campaign in 2016 felt similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up America’s youth. Including a barely

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its