Business · Marketplace · relationship · The Good Life

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A writer forwarded a link to Tom Colicchio’s letter to chefs which ultimately led me to Micheline Maynard’s “My Open Letter to Tom Colicchio and Every Other Guy in the Restaurant Business.” I clapped for both, sent enthusiastic responses to both pieces, heard back from Maynard: “Thanks — have you tried anything new in particular?” I stammered… Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name

love · relationship · The Good Life

The Perfect Hair Day

Hair spray cloud dispersed, David spun the salon chair to reveal her highlighted color and precise cut flattering sculpted cheekbones, warming golden skin. Handing her a mirror for full view of spectacular effect, he smiled at the applause from the others. She fluttered her eyes in feigned surprise, exulting in perfection. She sped his car… Continue reading The Perfect Hair Day

creativity · friends · The Good Life

Where are the Cookie Ladies?!

View story at This is how it goes: You’re quiet, smiling, polite, Unknowing, unknown…   She rushed into the cookie exchange party, garbling out chunks of her horrific day, apologizing for the store-bought cookies festively cello-wrapped with a jaunty bow on top. Exuberant wine glass threatening to douse newly installed hardwood floors, M worked… Continue reading Where are the Cookie Ladies?!

creativity · relationship · The Good Life

Celebrate Real Life

Her note went straight to the point: Who cares about coffee ice cream and reading on September 6, 2017, when that is the day that the feats, accomplishments, and myriad contributions of Roberto Clemente are honored by Major League Baseball? What? Fingers flying, I discovered and read about a stellar, Hall of Fame baseball player… Continue reading Celebrate Real Life