Dear 11-year old Pamela,

Dear 11-year old Pamela: I am You at 56, with some experience under our belt.  Can you even imagine 45 years from now? Well, it’s going to come quickly. There are some things I’ve learned that you need to know at your core: Everything is going to work out...

Twenty-One

How did we get here? Twenty-one years of loving, laughing, crying, screaming, talking, hugging, fighting, making up, hugging some more, spooning, caring, and always coming back to home base: the deep love between a mother and daughter. I had a mother who loved me so...

Robe Tribe

Do you robe? I do. We were recently visiting friends at their Jersey shore beach house; Jim’s best buddy from their SUNY Buffalo days, and his wife. In packing for the weekend, I took loungewear which included a matching robe. One evening after showering and...

The Gift of Hermes

Life is short. Wear the Hermes scarf. Put on the lipstick. Give good profile. This scarf was a gift from a very special person: my husband’s former work-wife, Lynn. She’s been around the world and seen a lot. When she was in Paris, she purchased this...

Sexy & Sassy at Seventy: Lil

I have a soul-sister. . . one related not by genetics, but by a collection of experiences and a fondness for badassery. On June 2nd, Lil will hit a milestone in her life, her 70th birthday, and I want to publicly wish her a Happy Birthday. Lil and I have been friends...

An Ode to Ella Ora

She Who Prays, Golden Girl I was not expecting what I received, She Who Prays, prayed over me. Turned me to Gold. With potions and notions, of strength and self-healing. Soft, posh surroundings Beautifully dimmed lights. Delicate touch, I...

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