Having met with a favorite friend, Sara, for breakfast at the restaurant, Toast, I was feeling happy and open-hearted as I strolled up West Portal Avenue last Monday, a warm spring day.  I wandered into the Bookshop and bought a few books for a favorite little friend whose 2nd birthday is coming up soon. There … Continue reading Wanderment

Fake news…

Did you know that I was lovers with Eldridge Cleaver? You didn’t? The crazy thing is, neither did I!  Not until this past year when my cousin Neil told me,  asking point blank, “Did you have an affair with Eldridge Cleaver?” What??!!  Who told you that? I gasped. We all thought you had.  My mom … Continue reading Fake news…

Ah…. Youth.

I once had a boyfriend named Michael.  Ok.  Michael Dille, if you want to know the whole name.  I don’t care.  I somehow doubt he’s still alive.  And, if he is, I still don’t care. I’ve googled him once or twice to see what became of him, but never found a trace. The romance lasted … Continue reading Ah…. Youth.


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