Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Clean Slate

I’ve had the occasion to remind my boys that every morning is a clean slate. You may not be able to change your job, your grade, your situation. You can decide what type of person you want to be, how you treat others, how you treat yourself. And if it doesn’t go as well as […]

Wedding Day/Part 2

The morning of April 22, 1977 Nobu put on his best sports coat and tie. He looked so handsome! At twenty-four I had begun to eschew make up but today I carefully applied mascara and lipstick.  I curled my hair and put on my new dress. Nobu and I stood in front of the mirror […]

Wedding Day/Part 1

1977 Nobu and I were driving home from a co-worker’s party and he confided in me he had gone to a palm reader.  Nobu announced in a tone of absolute certainty,  “She told me I will never marry and never have children.  I will die alone.” “I’m not so sure if that is absolutely true”, […]

They Are Both Me

Mom is packing for our annual trip to the farm . For me, growing up on Long Island, NY was great.  The public schools were terrific. It was exhilarating taking field trips into the city.  But the east coast had rules–both spoken and unspoken.  How you dressed.  What was considered acceptable conversation for a young […]

Epic Easter Battle of Wills

I’d like my cat to get dressed up to bring you good wishes.               It’s getting late. I give up. At 6:45 pm I request a stunt double.