Sweet Nostalgia

Let’s talk about bonbons. Ice cream bonbons, to be exact. We never had them at home when I was growing up. But when my parents took us to the movies, there was always a box to be shared in the dark, before the feature even started. Those chocolate covered frozen treats were both seductive and … More Sweet Nostalgia

Wrong Way

Have you ever found yourself heading in the wrong direction down a one-way street? That happened to my mother when she was driving me to a late rehearsal in Manhattan. It was the first rehearsal, and she was unsure of the best route to our destination, so she made a wrong turn. I was nine, … More Wrong Way

Uncommon

The man in the suit was middle-aged, unremarkable. I was walking toward the entrance of an office building. ~ ~ ~ I was raised to be well-mannered, say, please, thank you, Sir, Ma’am, at the appropriate times. It’s important to know this up front, as important as it is to know that I could also … More Uncommon