I’m taking a break from my book tour and Christmas-cookie-eating-binge. And I’m back in “The Bead Room” making these Buddha bracelets:

Dis ‘N Dat

After meditating tonight, I realized how much I’m missing the connection I used to have with my mother. I doubt she would ever remember the stories she used to tell me, like how I called an artichoke dis’ n dat (since we dipped “dis,” the...


The day after I attended Oscar’s funeral, I took a walk along Long Island Sound and photographed three rafts floating through a misty fog. When I uploaded them onto my computer, I discovered an elegant egret in the lower righthand corner.


My husband’s 94 year old Uncle Oscar died. He was kind, sweet, wise, gentle and upbeat. I wish Peggy, Nancy, Adam, Bob, Sondra, and everyone who misses him...