Scott, my husband of 28 years, and I just returned from a trip to Iceland. Why Iceland? Why not Iceland? It’s only a five-six hour flight from the upper…
6
7
Yeah, I know. Long time. In my own defense, this has been an incredibly busy summer, what with historic interpreting and college visits with younger…
3
3
Before we get to the body of this newsletter, which is all about science fiction, a bookstore, and college, two public health links: From 99 percent…
1
1
Last week, I picked Older Teen up at school in Meadville. The drive back here is through some of the emptier parts of New York State and we had five…
9
7
When I started this newsletter yesterday, Roe v. Wade still seemed like settled law. Today? Well. My thoughts are this: It’s not great but it’s also not…
5
4
Lead story: At the end of March, I went out into the desert to run 13.1 miles down Mt. Charleston in Nevada. Running in new places is one of my favorite…
4
6
Opening thesis: Every work of fiction contains at least little bit of truth; every true story has parts that are fictional. Storytelling, therefore, is…
2
Last weekend, I was running on a beach. Just a few days ago, I slipped on the ice in my driveway. It’s been a bi-polar kind of a week, is what I’m…
5
1
This is not the content you are likely here for, in that what follows is more of a “very special episode” of Martini with a Twist. This is the twist, I…
14
23
My intentions have been A+; my follow-thrus have been a C-. Rather than let the perfect be the enemy of the good, I’m gonna just do a quick hits kinda…
1
1
As is our tradition, our family of four decamped to the mountains right after Christmas where we met up with another family of four for a week of…
3
5
The end of the year draws close, as it always does. There is something to be said for the grand cycle of life, where the holidays come in predictable…
5
7