Stephen King, Nicholas Kristof, and Guilty Me

The last thing I did before going to bed last night was watch the news with my husband. He can watch it before bed without his sleep being affected – no doubt one of the ever-lasting byproducts of his West Point training. But I’m not that way at all, so I usually head to bed

Beauty and the Beast

Dani Shapiro, whose writing I like very much, has a new book out, entitled “Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage” – a memoir which is being highly praised as a compassionate, intimate account of her long-term marriage, written in elegant prose. The words elegant prose have definitely captured my attention, so I’m eager to read it and

Wake up! Or Why I Became a Coastal Persister

Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel woke me up early this morning, as their duet of New York State of Mind resounded from my iphone. It was hard to get out of bed. I was tired; I was  sleepy. But the hour of lost sleep last night was totally compensated by the realization that thanks to