Category: Parenting

July 26, 2016 /
June 19, 2016 /
May 8, 2016 /

What got me started on this train of thought, was, of course, the Kid. He has a habit of referring to his elders as, “Boss,” however it all started with me and my very special name, “Crime Boss.” Irene Dunne was a nice upstanding gal who did right by her…

May 8, 2016 /

Picture two willowy ladies of indeterminate age, although judging from their carefully dyed hair, and the fact they are wearing calf length mink coats we could probably safely say they were between the ages of 75 and 85. An age when you can unrepentantly rock any look you like. I…

February 4, 2016 /

Butter lettuce, pickled shallots, pistachios, and cherry tomato salad Parisian pot roast, or Daube, or Étouffée, anyway it involves a chuck roast or a brisket and a lot of braising A crusty baguette A champagne coupe filled with berries and a splash of liquor – Chantilly creme optional Salad: the…

November 30, 2015 /

We all have filters. Mine are pretty basic. I see things through the lens of where I live, I base my interactions on the dynamics I observed in my family, I hope experience has tempered both. I suppose Sunday is as good a day as any for reflection, so I’ll…

November 23, 2015 /
September 21, 2015 /
September 17, 2015 /

I have been contemplating, and not my navel, for the past couple days and have been absent from my post. Soon (ish) I’ll be back chattering and responding to your comments which I apologize for neglecting. I might have something profound to say about social networking — but probably not…

September 11, 2015 /

  Pictured above is Shirley MacLaine in a film (of doubtful entertainment value) called My Geisha, released in 1962. The maternal one was very intrigued by all things Japanese in the early sixties. I have clippings from the paper of her doing esoteric floral arrangements—and I remember when I was…