Being Myself

There was a napkin on the picnic table at a lunch I went to last week. On it was an Oscar Wilde quote: “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Under the writing was a picture of a woman of another century barely covered in what looked like palm fronds and Christmas ornaments. The wrinkled stained…

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A Bag of Passions

There were times in my life when I was passionate about a man….different times…different men. Read my book. Now in my later years I have three projects that I feel very passionate about. The scholarship I set up to honor the memory of my son, Drew comes first. Financial help is given to children of…

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A Happy Holiday Season

A few months ago on a cold and blustery night in Grass Valley, I entered the Open Book secondhand book store, escorted by my travel-mate Rosie and my cousin Jessica and her husband, Gary. Jessica had planned the book reading event when she heard I was coming for a visit. She has long been a…

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