Monthly Archives: December 2013

Naughty or Nice.

“If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” So says one of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott and I agree.  This time of year has Santa checking his list of Naughty or Nice and I think he’s on to something.  Not so much to determine whether or not to give them something extravagant from the Sharper Image Catalog, but to decide whether or not to give them the gift of you — your time, […]


Ain’t She (Bitter) Sweet?

There is a well-meaning relative in my life (we all have at least ONE, right?) that still carries a torch for the “No sugar. Ever!” campaign and shows no signs of ever letting up the lectures against it, despite having lived as many decades as a squid has arms and the ability to be just as slippery when it comes to covert personal sugar consumption (“Oh, YOU have the pie.  I’ll just take a taste.”  “A good ice cream counter […]


Fallon Hotel – Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen Gwen, Jeri and Andy bundled up against the chilly night air and stood on Ruth’s porch, preparing to head back to the Fallon Hotel for the night.   “Holy moley.  I had no idea it was going to be almost pitch-black out here!”  Jeri’s teeth chattered as she glanced out at the street then back at Ruth who was now cheerily lit by two handmade lanterns, made from mason jars filled with sand and tea lights, she held near […]