Category Archives: friendship

Carole, the Collector

  In the early days of my teaching career, I wondered if I had made a mistake in taking a position at UCLA. It was fall quarter 1988, and I felt like an imposter because I lacked the urban sophistication … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, friendship, Los Angeles, women's history

Inspired by Julia

Even though I have a French surname, I’m not known for French cooking. Yet, ever since seeing the 2009 film, “Julie and Julia,” I’ve entertained thoughts of making Boeuf Bourguignon, a la Julia Child. We bought the cookbook, but after … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, friendship

Making History

Early voting began this week in Indiana, and today Deb and I took our friend Nancy, 90 years young, to cast her ballot. She’s elated to have lived long enough to see a woman running for President on a major … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, friendship

The Dulcimer–more than an instrument

  When I picked up my dulcimer last year and started taking lessons, I had no idea of the world awaiting me. I thought it was a simple, three-stringed instrument played in the hills of Kentucky, one I could learn … Continue reading

Posted in Dulcimer music and groups, friendship

The Waltz of Life

Tuesday mornings have fast become my favorite day of the week because its when I play dulcimer with the Appalachian Strings, a group of forty or more people gathered together to celebrate their love of music and their appreciation for … Continue reading

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Garden Party!

I co-hosted a garden party today, although the folks who attended probably called it something else!  This spring and summer an older friend of ours has been under the weather, and her lawn and garden got a bit out of … Continue reading

Posted in friendship, Gardening

Bicycles don’t belong in closets!

I needed something from the downstairs closet today, and what greeted me when I opened the door?  None other than my bicycle. You know, the one I was riding when I crashed and broke my hyumerus last February. There it … Continue reading

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