The Journey

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A Special Speech

Inspiration comes from many places, and recently my muses were a bright group of middle and high school students at the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne, California. “What does it take to be a good writer?” Diane asked. “How many years does it take to go to law school?” Mike [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|6 Comments

Back to School Blues

Going back to school has always been a time of anticipation and hopefulness in my family. When my kids were both in high school, it seemed like there was a constant hum in the house around this time. There was school supply-shopping, buying new clothes and shoes that had been [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Family|2 Comments

The Descendents

In the movie The Descendents starring George Clooney, the offspring of an Hawaiian family fight over whether to sell their family’s ancestral land to developers or to keep it in the family. The story was really about Clooney coming to terms with an affair his wife had been having before [...]

Ups and Downs of Creative Living

As you know, I am passionate about keeping family stories alive. Last month, I had an article published in the local newspaper about a community initiative called “My Story is the Peninsula’s Story.” The Palos Verdes Library District is sponsoring an historic program to scan and upload photos and texts [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|4 Comments

Mother’s Day Memory

"What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?" — Louisa May Alcott A favorite Mother’s Day memory is this photograph of me, my grandmother, my mother, and my daughter taken on Mother’s Day in 2003 in front of the old Marmalade Café in Palos [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|0 Comments

Why Traveling Is Good For You

On a recent spring break trip to Cancun, Mexico, I rediscovered the thrill of traveling and how seeing a different culture can bring so much wonder, as well as perspective to your own life. Traveling is unpredictable, and we make unexpected connections with people that makes traveling so much fun [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Inspiration|0 Comments