Old Dog, New Tricks

One of the things I love about my sons as adults is that they are now the teachers, and I truly enjoy learning from them. Currently my younger son is teaching me about alternative rock, and I’m loving it. Context: I’m working on a new book with a working title of “Maisie’s List.” The protagonist is…

Christmas Top Ten

My Christmas Top Ten: When the boys were young… 1. Not Christmas overdone–Christmas everywhere!  Every little thing is a celebration.  Every store, every streetlamp, every neighborhood, every everywhere, there are lights and decorations. 2. Holiday spirit overflows as people have an excuse to detonate decorating bombs in their yards.  Each house has more lights than…

Obsession revisited: The Nutcracker

It’s Christmastime again, and that means revisiting my favorite stories and DVD’s.  Baryshnikov’s Nutcracker is one of my favorites, and not just because of Christmas.  He is sexy and amazing, and his chemistry with Gelsey Kirkland’s Clara is romantic beyond any heart-swelling movie or book you could ever read. Trying to give you something I didn’t say…