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?
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanack" She almost caught me. Just when I was looking longingly at a newspaper circular for elastic-waisted pants -- the mom jeans to end all mom jeans -- my youngest daughter strolled through the kitchen. I flipped the paper over… Continue reading Secrets from my children
“We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late." Alexandra Potter, British novelist Walking past a computer where a daughter was checking out another Sims… Continue reading Be careful what you wish for