When I was studying abroad in England, I bought a pair of ankle boots while shopping with a friend one day. They were black with no heel. They had elastic on the side and cute tabs in the back that you could use to pull them on and off. I wore them out. It was... Continue Reading →
A friend sent me this article consisting of recent quotes by famous women about their child -free/-less status. I'm printing this one out. Thanks for giving a voice to the women taking the road less diapered, ladies!
I broke through my first brick wall recently! A metaphorical, genealogical brick wall, that is. I can't even describe the surprise, relief, and elation I felt ALL AT ONCE. It's a once-in-a-lifetime feeling. My family tree has pretty long branches—some going back to the 1600s even. Except for one lonely, stubby branch. This branch has... Continue Reading →
I went to Bar Harbor, Maine, for the second time a few weeks ago. It made such an impression on me seven years ago that when I returned, I felt as if no time had passed. I went to my favorite shops, which were all still there. I went to the movie theater that serves... Continue Reading →
“I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I spent three nights on Block Island last week. I wish I had been able to stay at least three more.... Continue Reading →