Father's Day is next weekend, the 19th. In the past that meant going to one of Dad's favorite restaurants - Outback Steakhouse or Red, Hot & Blue. On Saturday I'd pick up something amusing for him - like lottery scratch-off tickets (always a big hit) or maybe a DVD of some TV show he'd just … Continue reading FATHER’S DAY CHORES


Back in my previous life as a producer of TV commercials, part of my job was to anticipate any potential disasters that could occur on the day of the shoot and be prepared with a solution. As a natural worrier, I was really quite good at this. I spent much of my life imagining the … Continue reading WHAT CAN GO WRONG


In two weeks, my youngest stepson is graduating from high school. I feel Jurassic. This is the kid that was 9 when his dad and I married. I amused myself with the idea of people exclaiming, "You can't possibly have a 9-year-old!" The truth was, I could easily have had a 9-year-old at that time; … Continue reading GRADUATION DAZE