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November 2012

Admired Author: Bateson

Mary Catherine Bateson came into my life in the early 90s, when I picked up her book, Composing A Life, and discovered …

Smith Family

This photo is dated, but I like the way it captures so many smiles. Stephen, now 5, and Thomas, now 2, live …

Artist-Friend: Trish Crowe

A gallery opening to an artist is like a recital to a musician–the thousands of hours of preparation, the risk of going …

Family Circles

Making and keeping friends has always been important to me. Maybe it’s because my adult life has unspooled far from my birthplace …

Lighting up the dark

Last Friday morning, Steve, Lilli, Violet and I visited the National Zoo. Below are some photos of our favorite sights. Last night …

2012: Year of Travels

January & February in Florida: Palm Beach with Marjo; Miami Beach & Coral Gables with David & Leslie; Key West at Judith …

Two at one piano

Four-hand piano music has always been a joy to me. My first duet partner was my mother; we spent many a Friday …

Unexpected Visitors

A phone call early yesterday evening alerted us that Steve’s sister Karen and her husband Joe were stranded at Dulles airport, having …

Commemorating the Civil War

A great new exhibit, The Civil War and American Art, is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.¬†Steve and I took …

Connecting My Life

At age 30, home with young children, I found myself reformulating my personal identity. A time management test in Parade magazine directed …