THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

When my daughter and son-in-law offered us a month on their Sausalito houseboat while they vacationed in Germany, Tom and I jumped at the chance to escape the three-digit heat of mid-summer in Calaveras County. We would also care for their ninety-pound silver lab...
HOME ALONE – PART 3 OF 3

HOME ALONE – PART 3 OF 3

PART 3 – MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH INDIE BOOKSTORES My love affair with indie bookstores began when I moved to Berkeley in 1990. Telegraph Avenue was just a 15-minute bike ride from where I lived, a mecca for new and used books, Moe’s, Cody’s, and my favorite,...
HOME ALONE – PART 2 OF 3

HOME ALONE – PART 2 OF 3

PART 2 –  A CIRCLE OF WOMEN Creating ritual is a journey that begins before the actual event. There’s a sense of yearning for something you haven’t yet imagined. It needs time to rise, like bread dough, until it begins to take shape in your mind. Inspired by my...
HOME ALONE – A BLOG IN 3 PARTS

HOME ALONE – A BLOG IN 3 PARTS

Tom left for Washington D.C. on June 15th for six days. It was our first time apart since the pandemic shutdown. We’d gotten used to being together, working at home, and sleeping together every night. But it was time for Tom to go and he was excited (actually...
A BIRTHING

A BIRTHING

It feels like I’m in premature labor after a four-year gestation period. Contractions began last Monday when forty printed books were left on my doorstep one month earlier than expected via UPS delivery. The next day, BURNING WOMAN became available on Audible ahead of...