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I didn't think I was an emotional eater. Ha!

Thursday, April 01, 2010      11 comments

In the last 5 months I have been hospitalized 4 times. I've spent a total of 2-1/2 months in the hospital, including 3 weeks on life support and a few more weeks in the ICU. Yes, I was very sick. The good news is that I am home now and rec... Read more

Three Things I Can't Live Without

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      4 comments

Recently, a UK magazine asked me to name three things I couldn’t live without, and then relate them to my book. It was a challenge. I remembered that after my Italian publisher launched The Book of Unholy Mischief with a gorgeous feast in a V... Read more

To Kindle or Not To Kindle

Sunday, August 23, 2009      3 comments

I LOVE books. Adore them. Go through them like a drunk with a six-pack. And that’s why I now can’t live without my Kindle. First I objected to ordering books online. Give up the ambiance of a bookstore? Lose up the comforting sight of shelves ... Read more

Death and Sunflowers—Remembering 9/11

Tuesday, September 11, 2007      4 comments

On 9/11, my daughter and her family were here in San Diego for the wedding of an old friend. They had their gift nicely wrapped with a frothy bow, her red silk shawl was freshly pressed, and her husband’s tux hung ready in the closet. But whe... Read more

It has recently occurred to me. . .

Monday, January 01, 2007      2 comments

I've lost about ten pounds since I started dieting last August. This is the point at which I traditionally throw up my hands and say, "Only ten pounds in four months? Are you freaking kidding me? Clearly I can't do this. But this time is di... Read more


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