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Do you know what happened to Little Tiger?

Do you know what happened to Little Tiger?
Have I mentioned anything about our koi pond before? It’s so pretty– right next to our front door. When we moved in two years/eight months/seven days ago, there were two rather neglected goldfish floating absentmindedly in a pond fit for a prince or two.  A week later, Bill brought home two lively goldfish-like animals to spice things up, and then after considerable ogling, we chose our first-time-ever baby kois.  Kois!  Very smart fish who answer to their names and make us smile each time we look at them.  Bill has fed them diligently and I’ve called their names lovingly, every...
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Naming names … well, sort of! (UPDATED)

Naming names … well, sort of! (UPDATED)
Whenever I start a new romantic comedy, I allow at least a week or so to concoct my characters’ names.  (Exception: Elliot Recounte, my male lead in “Much Ado at the Mauna Kea,” cooked and cooked throughout the summer of  2014.) Meanwhile, I’ve just revised my working title to: “Mostly When I See A Rolls Royce,” (previously: Mostly When I See Rolls Royces.) I’ve wanted to write this story since 1979 — it’s my first enhanced roman a clef! Set in NYC and surroundings. Late 70’s. Locations: East Hampton beach house smack on the ocean Two...
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Time to say Happy New Year!

Time to say Happy New Year!
Yes, saying “Happy new year” is a very lovely way to usher in my 100th blog entry! May it be a gentle one and a peaceful one for all.  And may your year be filled with enthusiasm and love!  
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps by ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro

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Cyclone Reuben’s coming up next!

Cyclone Reuben’s coming up next!
A friend’s text alert from the mainland blared the disastrous news on Friday night as we were quietly awaiting a lecture about our nation’s space plans from none other than NASA’s ebullient administrator, Charles Bolden. Forget about our future vacations to Mars —  this very second, a Category V Tropical Cyclone was on the loose!  And it apparently had signed in with my name!  “Look what you did,” screeched another pal’s email the next day — it seemed like I’d destroyed the Vanuatu Island chain. Pam was all over the news … Cyclone Pam this...
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