Category Archives: Life

Road trip: Paso Robles

Welp. It wasn’t exactly easy to put it together, but it turns out if you plan and you’re lucky you can whine wine all you want amidst COVID life. Planning is definitely key. We started putting this trip together weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

My new best friend.

At least once a day someone – usually me – makes the slip of the tongue, which may actually be a slip of the heart. “Chloe”, we say, fully intending to summon Lily. Ah, it is hard to let go, … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Spoiled Pets | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

14,600 days…and counting.

I guess it’s 14,610 if you count leap years. That’s a lot of water under the bridge. A whole lot of spilt milk. Ups, downs and sideways and where oh where did the time go? Happy 40th to us! How … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 7 Comments

It’s Caturday: 4 authors who get it write.

Every morning at first light of dawn, The Countess makes a balletic leap onto our bed and settles herself, sphinx-like, between us. As she swished her tail under my nose this morning, it occurred to me that I have fallen … Continue reading

Posted in Animal/Vegetable/Mineral, Life, Spoiled Pets | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reports of its demise?

Sorry. I can’t stop thinking about it. Because it seems everyone is talking about it. “LAND OF THE FLEE” screamed the New York Post last week. I guess their earlier and more staid headline “New Yorkers flee in droves” wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Life, New York city | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Family Album: Two Dog Nights

I’m Ace and I have a perfect life in the OC. So why did we have to go anywhere? Something about an “endless lockdown”. What exactly could be wrong with that? I love being with my family all the time! … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 4 Comments

Family Album: Change of Scenery!

Lest life in the cocoon be too cozy, we headed down the road last weekend for the first time in a very long time. We’ve barely left our neighborhood in five months, and we¬†hadn’t seen the SoCal family contingent since … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 3 Comments

Summer ends; new beginnings.

Is there anything more fleeting than summer? Question for God: Why, the very moment summer begins, do you begin stealing a minute of its light at each end of the day? Good thing Lily pounced on it from the get-go … Continue reading

Posted in All Things Family, Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Unpopular opinion.

I’m just gonna say it: I still love NYC. I know, I know, everyone is leaving. In droves. And I can’t wait to go back. Every day I have a twinge or two of homesickness for the greatest city in … Continue reading

Posted in Life, New York city | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Lockdown, Lily-style.

The rest of us would welcome a change at this point. “But why?” wonders Lily. “Things couldn’t be better!” Every day begins with new adventures just beyond the gate: an endless array of bunnies, lizards, gophers and squirrels to hunt … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Spoiled Pets | Tagged , , | 4 Comments