Shamelessly Smitten with Omar Sharif in ‘Funny Girl’

When Omar Sharif died earlier this summer, so did the fantasies of a 13-year-old girl who fell in love with him long ago, in the darkness of a movie theater, while downing chocolate malted-milk balls and buttered popcorn. Continue reading

Carmen’s Story: Every Two Minutes, Part II

Carmen’s Story: Every Two Minutes, Part II

I learned that rape doesn’t just happen to one person. It happens to the family, the friends and the neighbors. Everyone gets hurt. They feel guilty that they weren’t there to help you. Continue reading

Eight Candles and a Tree

Eight Candles and a Tree

Years ago, when I first started out working in public media, the second time around that is, I was hired to do something I knew little about: community outreach.  But heck, that wasn’t about to stop me from doing the … Continue reading

Things I Find On My Walks #8

Things I Find On My Walks #8

Wanted: A Home for the Holidays

Little Bear and his family came to the market one recent Saturday. It was a busy day, as you can imagine, filled with holiday shoppers, but Little Bear was happy, as he sat atop the shopping cart. From his vantage point, he could see Continue reading

Meet Ivy, a Bernedoodle!

Meet Ivy, a Bernedoodle!

Meet Ivy, the Cutest Little Bundle of Love!

She’s a Canadian Bernedoodle, recently adopted by my dear, old friend, Mary Pat.

I met Mary Pat years ago when we were colleagues working in the public broadcasting system, only in different states. We’d talk on the phone from time to time, and see each other every year at conferences. She was a hoot to hang out with. Make that a hoot and a half. Continue reading