Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day!

Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day!

You can find a hashtag holiday for almost any occasion, but I think my favorite might be today. Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day, designed to celebrate anyone who makes life beautiful. That, my friends, means you. Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day to my friend Rose, who rescued a turtle and sat still enough to handfeed some hummingbirds, all on [...]

Birthdays, butterflies and beautiful places

Birthdays, butterflies and beautiful places

Today, my daughter Katherine celebrates her birthday and, though I’ve written about her before, I believe the beautiful butterfly that is emerging from her COVID-mandated cocoon deserves a special post. Katherine lives in LA, which has been locked down for almost exactly a year. Everything that drew Katherine and her friends to that city – [...]

Uh oh and Bravo!

Uh oh and Bravo!

The message, stern and somewhat threatening, appeared yesterday on every single door of my daughter Katherine's apartment building. "The laundry room is not for personal storage space," it read. "If those are your bikes downstairs, you have 24 hours to remove them, otherwise the office will remove and dispose of them." And that's how Paired [...]

A belated Happy #NationalDaughtersDay to two of the best

A belated Happy #NationalDaughtersDay to two of the best

I missed National Daughter’s Day, which is both understandable given the busyness of any ordinary life and appalling considering how important my daughters are to me. While our roles have evolved in magical and mundane ways, they also have remained blessedly constant. In a world full of amazing people. Katherine and Molly always have been [...]