Lord and Lady F***!

Lord and Lady F***!

When my kids were still quite young, probably around kindergarten age, I got tickets to see Brian Ferry. The concert was in the grounds of Petworth House, a 17th-century country house described as “A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art...
Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Like many recent college graduates, I spent the summer of 1977 moping in my parents’ basement.  My college roommate, Sharon, was doing the same, 3,000 miles away in Berkeley. We had no jobs and no prospects, so we spent a lot of time on the phone. “Why don’t you come...

Dana’s Closet

Dana’s husband Dave and her seventeen-year-old daughter Torey had invited a group of Dana’s friends, mostly other moms, to choose what we wanted from her closet. Lovely, sweet, fashion-loving Dana had died eight weeks earlier after fighting cancer for thirteen years....

Áine

“Love you,” Áine would say whenever it was time to part ways, either at gymnastics class when our daughters finished practicing or after one of our impromptu dinners at her house or mine. The words were always accompanied by a hug. The first time Áine (pronounced On...

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