An Announcement in Verse

  Dear Readers, My neck used to be missing That was then, this is now I read all of your entries They are great, I mean WoW!! I’m glad I’m not judging Really…whom would I choose? Two impartial judges Just

My Missing Neck and a Contest For You

My missing neck part of the title is not supposed to scare you.  It has nothing to do with my “beautiful brain” (of my January 6 blog post). When I was a little girl and went clothes shopping with my


  1. This dog was my husband’s seatmate on his Charleston flight last Thursday. The owner napped. The dog did not. When I asked Jonathan what kind of seatmate the dog was, he said, “I’ve had worse.” 2.  On Thursday


At the New School where I have been an adjunct instructor since 1980, I have gotten to know: –many students. Those who take my writing class for more than one semester or join my advanced workshop, I know well.  One

Sid Caesar, His Writers, Some Mothers

Sid Caesar’s death last week made me think of the comedy sketches in “Your Show of Shows.” The writers of his show were top-notch.  I came across a backstage story when I was working on my book, WRITING FROM PERSONAL


Below, beginning with the next paragraph, is the post I planned to use last week before Philip Seymour Hoffman died. I added a few lines here and there. Maybe it’s fitting…or maybe it’s just something…that movies is the topic. This

Philip Seymour Hoffman

  I wrote a blog about movies, which I started to post yesterday, when I read about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. My husband, stepson, and I had just come back from having lunch at the diner and were about to

Never say never, but I probably won’t. . .

Never say never, but I probably won’t: take a cruise buy stock in the Royal Caribbean Line visit friends in Buffalo, my hometown, this winter play every verse of every Pete Seeger song on the piano this week, but I’ll