Archive for March 2013

Looking Back, Looking Forward...Fathers

Looking Back, Looking Forward...Fathers
I have landed at the home base for a change of clothes and climate. No grass will grow under my feet: I am off to Provence on Thursday with sisters and friends.  I sent Steve back to Florida so he would not pout about my gallivanting. It just might be that I am too much... Read more »

The Seasons Going Round

The Seasons Going Round
To borrow a phrase from a song I love- we can’t return, we can only look behind from where we came…. It has been a week for many looks. Years ago, Steve took a Maui ocean walk, and returned with a time share-  I mean interval ownership- in the Starwood Villas there.  I said no.... Read more »

No Sounds of Silence for Me

This was me, three weeks ago in Ft. Lauderdale. Waiting for my flight. Mom, Dad, pre-teen. They sat shoulder to shoulder. Facing forward.  The straw hats and sunburns said that they had been on a cruise.   They were silent. Each of them clutched a cell phone. They were frantically checking e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.... Read more »
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I Pop, therefore I Am

OK- so here is my popcorn routine. I am a yellow corn person.  It is fluffier, therefore holds more butter.  I am an Orville Redenbacher fan, though I am preparing to have a Pop Off with Pop Secret.  Popcorn may well all come from the same hybrid seeds these Monsanto days.  I remember when a... Read more »

My Popcorn Story

My Popcorn Story
Thirty five years ago, I was teaching at Bloomfield Hills Middle School.  The kids were nice. They were also rich, largely from  families of GM or American Motors executives.  During my tenure, the son of GM CEO Robert Stempel was kidnapped skateboarding after school.  He was recovered after a ransom of $150,000 was paid to... Read more »