Miami Beach Memory


-+*New York Times. December 27, 2009.  Book Review Section.  Top of page 15, with the review of Miami Babylon by Gerald Posner. When I saw this photo in today’s paper, a different title leaps to mind:  This is Your Life. This is MY life. Miami Beach.  The Shelborne Hotel.  Collins Avenue and 18th Street. Another […]

Where are the casseroles?


-+*Years ago when I was a young mom living in Los Angeles, I associated crises with casseroles.    It seemed as if whenever something serious happened,  a group of women would circle the wagons around the woman in need of support— and magically, casseroles would appear at her door every night until the crisis passed. For a […]