Vintage Life: A 1953 Chevy on the Golden Gate Bridge

Another guest blog for my friends at Barn Owl Vintage, about learning to drive on a truck two years older than I was…

By | October 14th, 2014|Guest Posts|0 Comments

Who gets the pearl earrings?!?

My third guest post for Women’s Voices for Change is about growing up and doing one of those responsible things. Have you made a will yet? Is it time?

By | September 4th, 2014|Guest Posts, Radio Commentary|0 Comments

And furthermore…

This is my second guest blog post for Women’s Voices for Change. A new one comes out tomorrow. I’ll be featured two Saturdays a month.

By | August 23rd, 2014|Guest Posts, Radio Commentary|0 Comments

More Blackberries!

I just wrote a related guest blog post for my friends over at Barn Owl Vintage, about how I picked berries in my youth.

By | August 19th, 2014|Guest Posts|0 Comments

89 Chairs

      I’m not sure what’s happening, but some natural, organic process — maybe aging? maybe just living — is insisting that I simplify my life. A little voice in my head wants the same food for breakfast every day. My eyes feel tired of looking at all the stuff in my house: my great-grandmother’s tea cups, seashells I found in Key West displayed on a little wooden shelf bracket from Norway. The big drawer of loose photographs I never seem to deal with. Cast iron, mixing bowls, too many t-shirts.

       I’m not a true hoarder, because I purge things every couple of years, and you can always walk unimpeded through my house. But there’s a lot of accumulation around me right now, and it’s driving me “bat guano crazy.” How many soup bowls does one woman need? I do not have house parties where luncheon for 12 is on the schedule. (more…)

By | August 2nd, 2014|Guest Posts, Radio Commentary|0 Comments