February 2004

Taking a moment to breathe

February 24, 2004

It’s nice to have friends who make you want to get off of your butt and go, but sometimes we need friends to tell us it’s time to stop. Stop. Breathe. Listen. Tonight, I had a short, sweet chat with a dear friend. We had made plans, then we changed those plans, then we changed […]



February 23, 2004

Mom, Tom, Ricky and me, Griffith Park, ca. 1977 Today is my mom’s birthday, and I am showering her with telepathic hugs and kisses. She’s in Florida right now, spending time with girlfriends. My mom is a fox, an angel, a princess and a superhero all rolled up in one, and I love her like […]


Start here

February 20, 2004

There is comfort knowing we’ve only just begun. “We are at the beginning of our life journeys. We are going to be 50 and still wondering what are we going to next.” — my dear friend, Tonia It’s not just that Tonia is filled with delicious bits of wisdom like this. It’s that she shares […]


Who is American?

February 19, 2004

When I was a little girl, I signed up for an international penpal. I picked Australia because I was intrigued by the land of koalas and funny accents. When I got my first letter, with vital stats and photograph and everything, I was disappointed to learn that my new penpal was named Chan and she […]


I like I like

February 17, 2004

The 5-Minute Crush has found its soulmate: I like.org, one girl’s record of all the good things that she finds and adores. Like me, she appreciates sweet illustration and beautiful signage. She even uses the same font for her graphics as I do. “I like is a a half-pint, a low-talker, a cheeky besom, a […]


Double feature

February 16, 2004

I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but I might just have to start. I had such a lovely time on Saturday. When I picked up Rama that morning, I was greeted with a smile and a dozen tulips! And that was just the tip of the sweet iceberg. He had for […]


Iron Jawed Angels

February 13, 2004

I have so much more to say about this, but for now I will just say this: All of you who have HBO, please, please, please watch Iron Jawed Angels on Sunday night. If you don’t have HBO, find a friend, relative or neighbor who does and invite yourself over. You won’t be sorry. The […]


Little Ha

February 10, 2004

I met Miha on a job interview–hers, not mine. I was hiring freelancers for a web project I was heading, and she was one of the interviewees. After talking to her for a couple minutes, I knew I liked her. The New Yorker was sweet, funny and ridiculously talented. Although fashion photography clearly her passion, […]


Craft Day

February 9, 2004

Some of my favorite girls came over Saturday for some crafting, and it was a perfect way to spend the afternoon. We hijacked the dining room table and camped out on the living room floor, armed with all kinds of art and craft supplies. Two girls worked on a quilt, two more cut flowers out […]



February 6, 2004

Last night, I remembered how it felt to be carried by the sound of a word. I was lifted by vowels, jolted by consonants and wooed by a poet’s breath. I attended a reading by Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and it moved me. I didn’t realize how much it moved me until this […]


Matters of life and death

February 3, 2004

If you know me, you know that I don’t watch much TV. It’s not because I don’t enjoy it nor is it because I think it’s bad for your brain. It’s because I love it. TV is my time travel machine. I sit down in front of it to watch one show and, the next […]


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