Finally almost enamored with me, almost

I met one of my best friends, 22 years ago, at a birthday party for a two year old, my goddaughter/honorary niece, Little Luce. I stopped to make faces at the infant in Kendall’s lap; Kendall and I began talking, and talked our way through the party. She’s a punk princess; I was a hippie […]

The Week of Myrtle Beach’s Shame

I live in North Myrtle Beach and was going to stay silent on the three murders and seven shootings in Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day Weekend known here as Black Bike Week—officially known as Atlantic Beach Bike Week. I was going to stay silent as I have only lived here for five years. I’m a […]

The Why We Blog Tour: Seeking Truth

Recently I joined a wonderful organization called The Women of Midlife Boulevard where some amazing women share parts of their very full lives. I edited this so much I very accidentally took out my thanks to Elizabeth Flora Rosa for her very interesting intro in her post (past participants on the bottom of the post!) The next […]

The Day My Mother Became Sheriff of Dodge

April, 1973 I was 22, separated, going to NYU full-time, working part-time,  doing volunteer work, living on Long Island with friends, and staying at my parents house for spring break. My friend, Lanie, a high school teacher, picked me up, at 8:30 AM as  we were going to the dentist in Garden City. We went […]

A New Yorker realizes she did something amazing.

I didn’t think my move from the center of Manhattan to a very small coastal city in South Carolina was incredible until I realized how hard it is to completely shake up your life, alone, in your 50′s. I will read The New York Times forever. Do I like The Times? Sometimes I love it; sometimes […]

The only disability in life is a bad attitude–oh really

Ray Romano’s performance on Parenthood was amazing. He plays an adult who accidentally discovers he’s on the autism spectrum. As he learns he struggles in therapy. He’s not the person he thought he was. He made a big mistake in his relationship with Sarah. He assumed she understood something she couldn’t have and was very […]

On Lafayette Street–first posted in 2005

Nolita–then called Noho, late 1980′s It was a hot June night. Not hot as in oppressive, I want to die weather like today, but hot enough. In New York, the hottest part of the day is always dusk when the heat’s had time to settle on the cement, and the buildings seem to ooze both […]

Leaving New York–part one

This memoir is a long time overdue. It’s being written out of order. That makes a lot of sense to my very non-linear mind.  It owes a lot to the many people who read Courting Destiny, and my BFF’s–sometimes but not always the same —over the past almost ten years.  I had been wanting to […]

The beginning and the end have a lot in common–prologue

There’s an old Horry County, SC joke about its seven Democrats. That’s no longer true. There are twelve. I jest—if the recession hadn’t changed many people’s plans we might even be able to win an election. OK that’s a stretch but…someday. How did I–a life long not truly Democratic but truly liberal Jewish single New […]

A Short History of My Relationship With my Father Through TV

This is a very different version of a post I first wrote in March, 2005. I have edited it so much since I posted it earlier tonight it’s way different than it was then! Every year I would practice my Oscar acceptance speech until it was beyond perfect. Of course I was never sure what […]

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