Crime Clothes

Crime Clothes

I decide what memories, experiences and life values I pass on to my kid. I’m fully in control of the spin. If Kid asks me if we really wore homemade halter tops in the 70s, or double-knit in the 80s, or those eye-glasses that join at the bottom of the frame that dominate the early […]

Enlightenment is a Gas

Enlightenment is a Gas

“You kids weren’t into it,” is what my mother told me when I ask how come she didn’t stick with being a stage mother. I’m twelve years old; my contemporary, Brooke Shields, is on the back page of Life magazine. Brooke’s turning heads as a model, as an actress. Why isn’t that me? ? Only […]

Refusing to play nice

Refusing to play nice

“You sir, are drunk,” starts the famous exchange. “And you madam, are ugly,” came the reply. Winston Churchill caps off his riposte with the observation: “But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.”  Ahh the pleasure of having the last word. The last diabolically perfect word, understood by all involved. Less […]

Traveling Light

Traveling Light

If I live to be a hundred entering my fifties puts me in my second act. In the first act, a scene is set. I walk in – I walk into a messy situation. Do I choose my parents? I think not.  But if I did, I certainly have an interesting agenda. Having the parents […]