Category Archives: Motherhood

Mothering: The Romance Novel, Or, Saturday Morning at 10:52am


I’ve been talking to some mothers recently. I called my own. Such an odd experience, talking to a woman who is losing her memory but retaining everything else. The voice and the expressions haven’t changed. “Hello darling!” she says. She knows she misses me, but she doesn’t remember when she saw me last. She rarely […]

The Art Of Helping, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:33am


Last night the Gallery had an opening. Among other artists, they featured Lily Stockman. Those are her flowers, above. I would have loved to have attended. I own one of her paintings, Her Favorite Time Of Day, and I love it. But as it turned out, I have been struggling with fatigue, and couldn’t get […]

June 20th, 2009, Saturday Morning At 6:47am


A post from the archives, during my brief blog vacation. I’m sitting at my kitchen counter. It’s old. 17 years old. Butcher block. Which means that by now it boasts some fissures, a burn mark or two, and various mottled patches. Don’t get me wrong, I scrub my counter with reasonable frequency. I’d be embarassed […]

In Imaginary Texas, We Wear Tony Lama And Chanel


Are you familiar with Tony Lama? Founded by an Italian American immigrant in 1911, now making boots in America, Mexico, the world? When Lama’s rep asked if I’d like to review a pair, I was excited but hesitant. They’re an iconic brand, one to spark the imagination, but not to wear in Silicon Valley. So […]

The Best Possible Mother’s Day Present – You Already Know What It Is – Or, Saturday Morning at 8:23am


My husband brought my kids home for the weekend as a surprise Mother’s Day present. Well, a surprise with lead-up, as he told me they’d be coming yesterday morning so that I could have time to clean and shop. He knows I like to nest. The two of them, tall, grinning, sweet as sugar, arrived […]

Quick Mother’s Day Reminder


A quick reminder that the Beladora Mother’s Day Sale is still on, they ship overnight, and they’ve added new stuff. My siblings and I recently gave my mother Beladora jewelry to replace a few family pieces that are too valuable to wear casually. My brother and I collaborated on a necklace of hematite like the […]

Imaginary Birthday Parties For The Far Away, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:50am


Tomorrow my son, my youngest child, turns 24. I asked him what he wanted and at first he thought maybe a watch, but then decided maybe just a Timex, and then decided, “Um.” So I’ll send him money, and enjoy his stories of how it’s spent. It’s odd, having children grown and far away. Much […]

Winner Of The Teri Jon Lace Dress, And A Thank You


We have a winner. Emerald! She wrote: “I’m entering for my mom. She has NEVER worn a fancy long dress, and with my wedding coming up in August, this would be such a thrill for her. At all fancy events she has worn knee length dresses, including at her wedding and every other person’s wedding […]

Rain, Brains, And Matthew McConaughey, Or Saturday Morning at 8:21am


In the past couple of days I have: almost left an earring at an airport ExpressSpa, run through SFO to retrieve it, attended with my daughter a class on seizures, reviewed radiographic images of a human brain suffering from pork parasites – also with my daughter, seen Dallas Buyer’s Club in the theater (terrible writing, […]

Found Galleries, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:10am


I’m not sure when, exactly, I began to check the weather where my children live. When they were in college I would read their school paper online. Who among us does not? And for a while after graduation my daughter lived in New Jersey, so the Daily Princetonian still covered them both. I guess it […]