I earned my Birding badge in my ever-brief enlistment in the Girl Scouts. Lucky for me, the test was easy and even back then, I knew bluebirds from robins. That […]
I’m behind the crowd, having just finished Celeste Ng’s (pronounced Ing) first novel, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU. My plan was to move on to LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, her new […]
It’s a small thing, but my house mouse garnered a lot of attention when I started writing about him on my FaceBook page, the type that makes a mouse quiver […]
When exactly did it become considered bold to call someone on the telephone? My 30-something friends assure me that texting is the non-confrontational way to go. Phone calls are aggressive, […]
March winds bring me back to afternoons at the kitchen table of Bridget Reilly Fitzgerald–my grandmother. She would make us strong black tea, lightened and sweetened, and tell us stories about home. It was the story of the Banshee that took root.
For years now, my friends have asked why I don’t keep my address book on my phone. Or in my g-mail account. My little black book is showing it’s age. […]