My friend, Jim, emailed me after he returned to Nyack that the succulents I gave him from my garden on New Year’s Eve — the last hour of 2017 — are doing well.  Jim, his girlfriend (and my friend) Anita, and another friend, Deb, had spent a memorable NYE together (doing nothing special — the … Continue reading Re-calibrating


There’s a new Lidia Yuknavitch book out The Misfit’s Manifesto!  It’s based on a TED talk she gave (see below). I love how her gutsy, edgy truth-telling reveals wisdom and compassion. To celebrate, a writer friend, Karen Lynch started a “MisfitsManifesto” campaign on Facebook where people could post how they too felt like a misfit.  … Continue reading Mis-fittery