Remembering 9/11

Lawrence Wright notes that we are forgetting pre-9/11 America and the way we were. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning The Looming Tower.  It was made into a well-reviewed Hulu series with Jeff Daniels, Bill Camp, and Tahar Rahim, which I have not yet seen. More about the day itself here. Few of the original 2,000 bloggers are…

Speak up

When the Trump administration began to separate children from parents at the border, I knew some of those children would be sexually abused. It's happened. Inevitably. And to a six-year-old girl. Any time you isolate children from the adults who love and protect them, disaster is inevitable. It doesn't matter if it's being done by…

Another suicide

Woke up to the sad news that Anthony Bourdain killed himself, also by hanging as Kate Spade, Alexander McQueen, L'Wren Scott, and Robin Williams all did. Another. As a professional reminded me yesterday, it's not the depression that's the dangerous point as much as it is that moment on the way back up that they have…

It is finished!

Easter reference intended. I finished a draft of my memoir and it's out to beta readers (think beta testers) until my editor is ready the end of June. Beta readers offer general feedback so you get an idea whether the book works and to what degree. The next phase is rewriting, which I generally enjoy…

What's brave?

Another predator is exposed. This time it's Harvey Weinstein. Stars are making statements. Some of these are thoughtful and reflective. Glenn Close says she'd heard the rumors and writes, “Harvey has always been decent to me, but now that the rumors are being substantiated, I feel angry and darkly sad.” Her entire statement is worth reading in…