Archive for 2010


Posted on October 18, 2010

Wow!! I can’t believe its fall already. The summer went much too quickly. I got a little second wind of summer by spending Labor Day weekend in warm weather with some of my kids. We were on a boat, wishing that summer could go on forever. And then, somehow, September whizzed by, I’ve been working hard, and its October. » read more »

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Posted on October 11, 2010

Hi Everybody,

You probably know I have a new book out in hardcover, called “Legacy”.  It’s both historical and modern, and I really love that book.  There are two main characters in the book, a modern woman, and a woman set in history.  The main character is a Dakota Sioux woman, actually a young girl, who traveled from the Sioux village where she lived (and was kidnapped by a warring tribe, when she was in her later teens.  She is the chief’s daughter), she travels to New Orleans, and from there to France. » read more »

Why Not?

Posted on October 4, 2010

In one of my books, I explored how limited some of us get in our thinking. We follow a familiar path, do the things we always did, and have a lot of preconceived ideas about what we can’t and won’t do. Part of that is due to age, but some of us get pretty well locked into our positions even in our 20’s and 30’s, and time doesn’t improve it. I do it myself, and I think I’ve been saying “At my age,” since I was about 25. » read more »

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Back to School

Posted on September 27, 2010

Although kids seem to go back to school earlier and earlier now (and in all fairness, get out earlier in the spring too), mine have not yet gone back to school, as I write this. My college kids go back to school in mid August, and those on sports teams have to go back even sooner for practice. But some of my kids » read more »


Posted on September 20, 2010

Sept 20th is the hardest day of the year for me. It is the anniversary of the worst day of my life, but a memory of one of the best people I have known and loved. It is the anniversary of the death of my son Nick, who committed suicide at 19. He was bi polar (manic depressive) all his life, and today he would have been diagnosed by the time he was 4 years old (although I suspected it when he was 2 or even younger), and then psychiatrists didn’t diagnose bi polar that early, so he wasn’t diagnosed until he was 16, three years before he died. » read more »

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David and Goliath

Posted on September 13, 2010

Do you ever feel like David facing Goliath?? I sure do. At some times more than others. I think that falls under the heading of “Injustice”, sometimes unfair situations happen, and we have no choice but to fight for the truth, to get some sense of justice in a situation. I am reminded too of a French movie star when I was a kid. His name was Jean Marais, and he dressed like Robin Hood in his films, (in tights) and was always swinging off a chandelier, brandishing a sword, and fighting off 52 attackers. And of course he always won, lucky guy. But sometimes I feel like I’m facing the 52 attackers, have no sword, would be terrified to swing off a chandelier, and I would look ridiculous in the costumes he wore. » read more »

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Many Thanks and Art Show

Posted on September 7, 2010

Dear Everyone,

Thank you for all the lovely responses to my blogs. I really appreciate it, and the chance to share my thoughts with you, and hear yours about them. I was particularly touched by the many people in their 20’s who responded to what I had to say about those years. I really respect the challenges you face, and I know that it’s not an easy time. Everyone thinks it’s ‘so cool’ and ‘easy breezy’ to be young, but I know just how challenging, hard, and even scary it can be!!! Thank you for writing to me!!!

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Paris Fun

Posted on August 30, 2010

I just had a very fun time at a party in Paris. It was an anniversary party (20 years) given by friends, and I had a ball. She’s a journalist; he’s an editor, so it was an interesting crowd. But better yet, it was given at the MOST trendy/in/chic nightclub in Paris: Le Baron. I’ve heard about it for years, since my kids go there, but I’ve never had an excuse to go. (My kids love me, but let’s face it, the last thing they want when they go to a trendy nightclub is their mother tagging along » read more »

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Summer in Paris

Posted on August 23, 2010

When I came back to Paris in June, it was very, very chilly, kind of gray and rained a lot. And it looked like we were going to miss Spring entirely. Sometimes that happens here, and you can have a cold June, or even July. But then, overnight, » read more »

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San Francisco ‘Summer’?

Posted on August 16, 2010

I think I’ve mentioned to you before Mark Twain’s comment about San Francisco. He said that the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco. And he wasn’t kidding. » read more »

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