The Secret of Life

Georgie floats like a cork on life. She says, “I don’t remember any of those things. I just get up every morning and say my prayers to thank God that I am here. I take one day at a time. I don’t worry.” That’s as deep as it gets. Maybe Georgie knows the secret of life. If so, I am not going to survive to 102. Read More

Keep your voice young

Keep your voice young. It’s much easier than keeping the rest of your body young. That goes for your speaking voice as well as your singing voice. Read More

And now — some glamor!!

Johnny Carson asked the beautiful Angie Dickinson how she managed to look so young. “Moisturizer, Johnny. Moisturizer.” That’s the secret. Read More

The writer and the laundry

We all have to choose where to lay our sacrifices, and I have lain mine at the feet of my children.  The greatest sacrifice was going to work every day, thus missing important events in their lives Read More

Losing connections

We are renting a condominium right on the water at Sea Ranch, about 150 miles above San Francisco. I have been going to sleep when… Read More

On being 71

A few weeks from my 71st birthday, here are some thoughts. Everybody has arthritis. Dr. Gerard Malanga, an outstanding doctor who advised me on… Read More