Category Archives: Family

The Zen of Sewing

We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway…. I come from a long tradition of sewing. My grandmother was a talented seamstress, starting when she was very young, designing and constructing ensembles that … Continue reading

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"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." (Spanish proverb)

In addition to influencing your kids as they grow up, one of the interesting things about motherhood is that you get to hear, on a regular basis, pearls of wisdom, as well as just plain funny interpretations of things that, … Continue reading

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Winter Song

First snow. OK, not really first snow – that was weeks ago, although it was just an inch, and was gone by the next day. Weather forecast says accumulations of five to eight inches possible. That’s the operative word, possible. … Continue reading

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Beer Bottle Boogie

                                                                         What’s your pleasure? I … Continue reading

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Je ne regrette rien

Ordinarily, when conservative columnist Michael Gerson puts pen to paper (or whatever the 21st century incarnation of that phrase is), I’m not so much inclined to share his opinion. But this past week, describing his feelings as his first-born went … Continue reading

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I Want Candy

Spending my childhood on Long Island in the late fifties and early sixties was a treat in lots of ways (although somehow I probably didn’t appreciate it as much then as I do now), not least in the number and … Continue reading

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♫ Take Me Out of… I mean TO… the Ballgame ♫

Thanks to my niece Maeve earning straight A’s this year (congrats, Maeve!), we all were privileged last night to witness – in person – Homer Bailey pitch a no-hitter against the SF Giants. The anticipation of said event lent a certain … Continue reading

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