MY MOTHER, WILLY LOMAN, AND A CONTEST FOR YOU

Before I saw Death of Salesman with Lee J. Cobb, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the other Willys in between or even read the play, my mother told me about a particular scene. Willy, waiting in the reception area of Charley’s

22 Things I Don’t Like (there are more but I’m not going to bore you)

In the comments section of my February 17 blog post, “24 Loves,” Judy G. wrote, “So now we know what you love…how about your next list for all us curmudgeons…what you really don’t like. You can start with waterproof boots

AUTHOR! AUTHOR!

When I finish Renee Watson’s totally engaging new young adult novel, THIS SIDE OF HOME, and leave the narrator, Maya Younger, and her identical twin, Nikki, in their changing Portland neighborhood, I will put it on my bookshelf next to

DECLUTTER YOUR HOME OFFICE DAY

Two days ago, towards the end of CBS Sunday News, Charles Osgood did the upcoming weekly calendar and said that Tuesday (today) is “declutter your home office day.” Oy! Decluttering my home office is not on my calendar for today.

The Envelope, Please

I’m soooooo glad I wasn’t a judge of the IS THIS LOVE? Contest.  The entries are really good.  I would have been hard-pressed to pick a winner.  Everyone’s entry and everyone are winners. And…those of you who did not enter

THE BLESSING OF COMIC RELIEF

This essay was published in Hadassah Magazine-February/March 2015   Family Matters By Nancy Davidoff Kelton My niece through marriage died two years ago at age 40. We sat shiva at her brother’s house in Needham, Massachusetts. His 6-year-old daughter helped

24 Loves

Dear Readers: The deadline for the “Is This Love Contest” has been extended to February 27. You still can enter. 35 words or less on a love of someone or something from any time in your life. Entries go in

Call Me Marq

  I’m taking a 10-session zumba class at the NYU gym for the fourth semester and not because I flunked. At the beginning of the first session last spring, after giving an overview to the group—11 people ranging in age