1780s anyone? Lots and lots of layers, but so pretty. "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery." Jane Austen If you're a fan of Downtown Abbey or anything Jane Austen, you'll probably like my recent newspaper piece about a young historian who is such a skilled seamstress she can whip up a dress from… Continue reading A stitch in time
While I was interviewing nuns ranging from age 45 to 101 for this piece, I was intrigued. I am not a Roman Catholic, but I discovered that church ladies are church ladies. We all kind of look, think and behave alike. Seriously. 🙂 Today's Weelunk magazine post takes a look at a community of nuns… Continue reading A tiny dose of perspective
The last church lady of my childhood acquaintance died in May. She was 87 and still full of the mix of "Send the Light" mercy and sterner stuff that comedian Dana Carvey so brilliantly satirized on Saturday Night Live. Danger in a box -- unless one is a true church lady. When I first met… Continue reading The last church lady
"Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) As much as Americans are obsessed with living longer, it's amazing how many people don't want to be "old." As a group, we will nip and tuck, wear rhinestones all over our backsides, dye our hair… Continue reading Old, wrinkled and happy?
"Be patient! The Great Wall didn't got build in one day." today's actual fortune cookie wisdom God certainly has a sense of humor. If otters weren't enough to prove that, my odd career trajectory would. There is absolutely no other way to explain why, almost four years ago, a journalist would sit down to write… Continue reading Got build?