All in Their Places

   “We’re all in our places With bright, shining faces.” And so a new school year begins. If you want to know where I have been and what has happened to my travelogue, my writing, and my enthusiasm for television and movies, look no farther than the elementary school where I now share responsibility for…

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…