Obsessions of an artist obsessed
Someone once wrote, “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothesKeep reading »
That’s what my family called me. No hike in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho was too daunting for this woman.
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It all started with a tickle in my throat but, I thought, “Not me.” I had been a very responsible person and gottenKeep reading »
Confession: I am a book junky. No apologies, no excuses.
I give my father a lot of the credit. From a relatively youngKeep reading »
The good news is that my husband and I are really good at planning interesting trips. The not-so-good news is thatKeep reading »
In the early 1960’s, when my husband and I were newly married . . .
. . . we drove leisurely up spectacular Highway 1Keep reading »
Guilty, your Honor. I can’t get enough of John Grisham, Patricia Highsmith, Michael Connolly, Elizabeth George and,Keep reading »
Where does creativity come from?
In my family, my fourteen-year-old sister was the artist. At least that’s what IKeep reading »
Kopaigorod, a shtetl in Ukraine.
My father, Simon, grew up there in the early 1900’s.
It was a good place to beKeep reading »
When I started blogging, I had no idea how many new friends I would make. One of my nearest and dearest new buddies isKeep reading »
I don’t usually get a lot of emails from the United Arab Emirates. So when I got one recently from Karen AnnKeep reading »
As Mary Martin once said, “After sixty. it’s patch, patch, patch.” But I think I’ve taken that thought to a whole newKeep reading »
That was what popped into my head when the casting director for a show on the Food Network called me for the umpteenthKeep reading »
Someone once said that serendipity was finding something good without looking for it.
That’s what happened to me aKeep reading »
If a 125-foot pine tree crashes down a hillside…
…topples over three enormous neighboring pineKeep reading »
A little while ago, I posted a blog about my mother, Anna’s cheesecake recipe. I wrote at the time that it wasKeep reading »
I wasn’t on the balcony with the Queen when she celebrated her 90th birthday.
I didn’t schlep along withKeep reading »
Take it off. TAKE IT OFF. TAKE IT ALL OFF!
It’s that time of year isn’t it? Noble resolutions, staunch pledges, goodKeep reading »
When I started on this blogging escapade, I had no idea where it would take me. I didn’t think beyond the idea ofKeep reading »
Avocados never had it so good.
Chocolate Souffle, Easy Peasey Minestrone, Duck Lasagna, my mother’s secret cheesecake.Keep reading »
Back in February of 2014, I had two major surgeries in one day: two benign tumors removed from my lungs, two ribsKeep reading »
We celebrated Carol Burnett’s birthday at UCLA. She is an old friend of ours. I swooned meeting Tom Selleck.Keep reading »
The secret to our 53 years of marriage. How we met and married. Enjoy.Keep reading »
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz
A chocolateKeep reading »
Step right up for a magical visit to the Escher Museum with me.. His works will amaze you plus they’re
in aKeep reading »
How I learned to take photographs for my paintings, but when the chips were down…Keep reading »
This is the story of how my mother acquired the secret recipe for her famous cheesecake. We think it’s the bestKeep reading »
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