STAYING FIT OVER SIXTY

Finding a routine that can be sustained indefinitely, or changed every week, was a creative challenge, but we’re old enough to do what we like and not give a damn, right? Read More

No More Grumbling!!

I put my hand on Brad’s shoulder and said, “Just in case you thought that white people don’t notice this sort of thing, aren’t bothered by it, I want you to know I noticed.”  Read More

Going public

Yesterday I read the opening pages of my book to about 200 students and faculty at my university. I was heartened by the number of… Read More

Commission a portrait?

My playwright great great grandfather whose portrait hangs above my desk. Shall I commission a portrait? Who am I?  The Queen of England?  … Read More

Precious love

Love is precious, though many people don’t act as if it were. For all my adult life, I have sought love, and now I… Read More

Love and The Plague

On Friday, I got a phone call from someone who said he was my son, though the voice was sepulchral, and barely audible.  He… Read More

Doing Nothing

I spent New Year’s Eve sitting cozily in bed reading a book, Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan. It was lovely. New Year’s Day… Read More