Transitions: Finding Friends in All The Right Places

“Everyone’s abyss is always close and it’s hard work to keep it at bay.” Laura Heidel Wilmington, North Carolina is about 45 minutes to an hour north of here. It’s a beautiful vibrant city near some of the best beaches I know. People move to Wilmington because of its beauty, its small town feel, its culture–ever […]

Moving from NY to North Myrtle Beach, part 4—compassion

This post was written for 1,000 voices for compassion. Though I had another post written I realized this belonged in this series. It’s on learning to put myself first which might sound like the least compassionate thing to do but I needed to learn the difference between doing because I believe it the right thing to […]

Life in Two Centuries

I just had a long conversation with myself about what word is better: “butt” or “tush.” Butt goes better with “baby boomer” but “tush” or as my family liked to say “tushie” is, well, better. When Little Luce was three I taught it to her. She refused to believe that it was a real word […]

My move from New York to North Myrtle Beach, part 3

Here is: part one part two I spent Christmas and New Years week trying to write about the specific events that truly precipitated my move from New York. Ha! I must have saved about 40 completely different drafts—none usable. The first event is a cliche——9/11. The second is my mother’s death a month later from a […]

Moving from New York to North Myrtle Beach, part two

I realized many things today after trying to write this for a long while. Weeks upon weeks! The post will be at least four parts! Here’s part one I miss New York. Of course I do. It’s where my parents were born, lived their lives and are buried. It’s where I met every man I […]

About Me–Part 500A

The second part of  Moving from Manhattan to North Myrtle Beach will be posted next week. It’s been one of the most difficult things I have ever written. Difficult in ways writing has never been for me before. I’m not very good at talking about what I don’t like in other people; I’m very used […]

Moving from Manhattan to North Myrtle Beach, part one

My life in New York was by any standard (except the billionaire one) a good life. My apartment was small but not cluttered, rich in bathrooms, and wonderful city views. New York was home. I didn’t realize how comfortable I felt on every street in Manhattan. Having lived in Queens (Sunnyside and Douglaston) for twelve […]

Stirring The Pot

I had a nagging feeling all day yesterday that November 17th had a personal significance to me but I couldn’t remember what it was. No, it wasn’t Luke & Laura’s 33rd anniversary (had they remained married and been real people,) that was pulling at my heart. It was something far more personal. When I went […]

Courting Destiny meets the world; but is the world ready

There’s so much I want to write about I feel paralyzed. People say “face your fears” as if they’re saying something wise and new. I have been writing about my fears and problems for so long I can’t take it anymore. I’m much more than a stupid disability I never knew I had until I […]

Roll Tide

Ten years ago I had no idea what “Roll Tide” means in modern American culture. Now it’s a part of my life. The expression–its history and even Bear Bryant’s life story; someday I might even make it to a Bama game. If blogging has done nothing else for me it has introduced me to America–all […]

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