Shakespeare with a side of apple crisp

What constitutes a glorious morning? I have a friend who likes to frolic in the South African surf. Which may dampen your enthusiasm for my glorious morning. It’s hard for a Midwestern girl to beat frolicking in the South African surf. So lower the bar really, REALLY far, OK? I’ll see those low expectations and…

Jonesin’ for kismet

I have a friend who longs for some serendipity in her life. Don’t we all? But some of us seem to encounter kismet on a regular basis, while others lead more mundane existences, bemoaning the endless rounds of laundry, dirty dishes, work. Which leads me, on a lazy Sunday morning, to ponder. And you know…

Be kind to the creative in your life

We’re weird. Be nice to us anyway. The writers, artists, musicians, engineers and style mavens in your life. We know we’re weird. And we know you know it. Anna Quindlen, one of my favorite writers, talks of the inevitability of having second-generation writers in her family. She said her kids thought being an author was…