Yearly Archives: 2015

Reflections on a Pond

Reflections on a Pond May 13, 2015 When my son, Leo, left for college, I restored my backyard pond. Suddenly, I had the time to focus on landscaping. More than that, replacing the 20 year old pond was a not-so-subtle way of expressing that in some respects I was back to where I’d been before…


Model The Mommy Manual, page four, said: a mother must model good behavior. I thought: fashion model, new vacuum cleaner model, I am the very model of a modern major general. I admit, my mind wandered. I reeled it back.   Model Part of Speech: verb Definition: form, shape Synonyms: base, carve, cast, create, design,…

First, Take Off the Hoodie

Sex came later. From the beginning, the garden aroused my imagination all by itself. A hidden garden of edibles, it was lush and unkempt, as I describe in my story, “First, Take Off the Hoodie.” On Parents’ Weekend, we parents were shuttle-bused all over the Stanford campus to admire various projects, including out to a…