My mom has been moved to hospice and the experience is emotionally wrenching. But we’re getting through it with the help of music therapy and my MacBook laptop.
I’m looking for something, mucking around in my feelings and the things I need to do — and be. Thank goodness for the people and cats who make up my community and keep me sane.
My daughter and I spent Thanksgiving at the Bowery Mission, feeding the homeless. It was hard, inspiring work that got us beyond our comfort zone.
I’ve always enjoyed quilting but this one was extra special. Made a beautiful comforter for my single woman bed. Happy to snuggle alone in it.
The eponymous New York newspaperman Pete Hamill also teaches at NYU’s journalism department. He visited with my class and shared tons of wisdom about life and writing.