Groundhog Day – Get Up and Do It Again

For weeks last summer, I woke up around 2:00 am with the same song running through my head. It was Jackson Browne singing The Pretender. Coming to consciousness, I heard: “When the morning light comes streaming in, I’ll get up

2.4.21

For the Littles: Noah’s Ark Virutally

One of LA’s favorite destinations for children has always been The Skirball’s Noah’s Ark exhibit. With puppets created from recycled material and a journey that starts with a storm, allows children to cavort in the ark’s shelter and emerge into …

1.27.21

Sean Penn Helping LA with Testing and Vaccine Support

We went to Dodger Stadium on a rainy Saturday night to get my husband a vaccine – he is 66 and eligible at this time. Although there are many headaches in the vaccination process (well chronicled in the LATimes, as …

1.26.21

To Kobe

A year ago, our LA heart was rendered pitilessly broken. To mark the year anniversary of the crash that took you, your daughter, and your friends, here is a map of all the incredible murals that have been painted in …

1.26.21

Undine, for the Wharton Win

My book group met on Zoom from April to December last year, and we’ll likely be doing the same for most of 2021. Struggling at the end of 2020 to choose a cheery title, we turned to a time-honored trick. …

1.24.21

(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21

Virtual Travel: France via Lupin and Call My Agent

Two Netflix shows that will transport you to Paris
1.23.21

Lisa Damour Gives Great Advice

A conversation with Lisa Damour reveals a simple format for giving advice
6.7.20

Common Sense Parenting Webinars: Lisa Damour + Cara Natterson 5/20/20

Over at Common Sense, we’ve been talking with experts from the field of medicine and psychology who can help put the quarantine and Covid-19 in a bit of perspective for all of us who are struggling with parenting during the …

5.19.20