Monthly Archives: January 2011

Happy mama, indeed

They say that siblings experience the longest relationship in life. That’s true, but parents inhabit their children’s psyches, and their DNA, forever. My dear son, Ethan, who turned 30 earlier this month, arrived in Tucson last night. He’s finishing a … Continue reading

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A dancer’s art

I had heard about Anna Halprin from my ex-husband, Henry. In his younger days he considered joining her dance troupe, leaping and cavorting on the California shore. That was in the 60s, before I knew him. On Sunday I told … Continue reading

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Striving for Sanity

Aren’t we all striving for sanity in a crazy world? To me, the prevalence of guns in American society is insane. I don’t get the gun crowd but here’s one instance where I understand what the guy is saying, although … Continue reading

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Big sigh of relief

It’s been a busy and difficult week. Gabby has opened both eyes and even given her husband, Mark Kelly, a back rub or a neck rub, depending on whether you believe the New York Times or the Arizona Daily Star. … Continue reading

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Obama Cares

After attending last night’s “Together We Thrive: Tucson & America” event at the University of Arizona’s McKale Center, I’ve changed my mind about the president’s lack of “gumption.” That’s what I said in “Time to Take a Stand,” my blog … Continue reading

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Healing, bumper stickers and mental illness

I’m still heartbroken. I’m also emotionally exhausted. I won’t talk too much. This morning I attended a healing service at Congregation Chaverim for Gabby Giffords and the other shooting victims. More than 150 people were there, around eight police cars … Continue reading

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Time to take a stand

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is alive after being shot in the head this morning outside of the Safeway at Ina and Oracle in northwest Tucson. Gabby, as anyone who’s met the Congresswoman calls her, had made her weekly trip from Washington, … Continue reading

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Ethan’s 30!

I remember everything about Jan. 6, 1981. It was -20 degrees at 11:47 a.m. Someone was revving a motorcycle engine beneath the window of the Ellsworth Hospital birthing room. I had the flu the night before with a temperature of … Continue reading

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