I looked out of the picture in my den and I called out to Top Cat, “Come see this! The mortal enemies have called a truce!”
Usually, these two cats can’t stand the sight of each other. For two years they have been skirmishing out in the backyard, squabblingover who’s going to be head honcho, call the […]
Another week of sad, heartbreaking, awful, terrible news.
I was sitting on my patio. It was 86 degrees at 7:30 am. The air was numbingly still, suffocatingly hot (week long heat wave: not good) . I was already exhausted by the weather, the news, and the future.
My head drooped, my eyes barely focused on the bricks on our patio.
That’s where I […]
Some of us think Summer is the time to slack off.
Some of us think it’s a great time to go to an air-conditioned thrift shop!
Today I took a trek into the village to check out the Junior League Thrift Shop. I live in a fancy town. IThere might be an unnoticed Dior or St. Laurent […]
One thing I liked about Seattle is that it shares my feelings about the magnitude of a good cup of tea (left) in relation to a cup of coffee (right). Here’s what tea-drinking heaven looks like:
You never know, in Seattle, where the perfect gustatory experience will reveal itself. Top Cat and I walked all over our University Park […]
Overheard at the Commerce Bank
the scene: A mother and her teenage daughter were on their way out.
The daughter , wearing very short cut off jeans, had long glossy hair like you only get with an expensive hair salon blow out.
She was scowling at what looked like a deposit, or a withdrawal slip.
The mother looked […]
I schlepped into Manhattan late last Thursday afternoon to deliver the finished manuscript of my Damn France Book.
I took a train into Manhattan, and a taxi to the Flatiron Building, and when I got to my editor’s office I took a photo of the Damn France Book sitting in her guest chair:
One of the reason I hand-deliver my […]