Son Gifts me Blonde Wig for 68th Birthday

My son always hosts me for my birthday, usually in L.A. This year he chose Las Vegas, wanting to take me to see Cirque de Soleil which I've never previously experienced. Before the dinner and show, Darion,35, handed me a gift. When I opened it I was rather shocked to »»Read Full Post

Bulk up this basic pasta with roasted mushrooms

Aside from the absence of spring morels, mushrooms have been only more prominent lately in my kitchen. Formerly quite the carnivore, my 2-year-old son seems to have renounced a meat-heavy diet for vegetarianism. And as every vegetarian knows, mushrooms make a savory, hearty stand-in for meat, both taste- and texture-wise. »»Read Full Post

That Elusive Peace and Joy

The Elusiveness of Peace and Joy! Do you want peace and joy?  Of course you do.  As least you think you do until you have a judgment or an upset that you won’t let go of.   You are sure something was done to you and you are certain you are »»Read Full Post

What to Do When You Don't Get the Job

Finding a good job takes time—but also an emotional investment. After an interview goes well, you usually get psyched up and imagine yourself being offered the position. But not everyone gets the job. The sad truth is that good candidates can get passed over. Sometimes you come really close… but »»Read Full Post

Lilac's contradictions

"[T]he lilacs nodded over the high wall as if they said, "We could tell fine secrets if we chose…” – Louisa May Alcott, “Under the Lilacs,” 1878 A decade after publishing her best-known novel, "Little Women" (1868), Louisa May Alcott wrote "Under the Lilacs," a story about childhood friendships shaped »»Read Full Post