Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Lizard In Her Sneakers (a cautionary tale)

The middle schooler grabs her sneakers from the front porch and we race to the car— late for school as always— it’s Monday.  We’re driving and stop at a traffic light and as she puts on her first shoe she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Horse #22: The Power of Local News

A 22nd horse died today at the historic Santa Anita Race Track. 22 horses in what has become a disastrous season. But this was different than the rest. This was different because a local news reporter and crew were there … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Panic! At The Parenthood

I looked over at my daughter and she was beaming. BEAMING. Every song was the greatest song. Every song touched her soul. Every song. And at some point during the concert, at some point it hit me, this was HER … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mysteries of the Old Photo Album (part 4) Family Found!

I was speaking with a friend last night and we were talking about what happens to someone’s prized possessions and photos when those people are no longer with us. What’s priceless to one person, worthless to another. Memories fade with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Mysteries of the Old Photo Album (part 3): The Story of the Greeting Cards

To Peter Cherney A time forgotten is found again. Pete. Can I call you Pete? I know Mary did. I know while she waited for you to come home from the service, she called you Pete. After reading those letters … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Mysteries of the Old Photo Album (part2): Love Letters From Mary

I poured over the scrapbook of memories found at the flea market. The pages fragile, worn, breaking to the touch. So many pictures of Peter Cherney in his sailor uniform. He was proud of his service you can tell. And … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mysteries of the Old Photo Album (part one): Snap Shots of a Life Well Lived

To Peter Cherney, I couldn’t let it happen. I COULDN’T. Last month I saw this tattered old photo album for sale at a flea market amongst other old postcards and albums at a vintage stand. Those things always catch my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment