I was feeling shabby as I followed our chic guide up the stairs of the Doge Palace. The Scala d’Oro ascends in a lavish profusion of carved marble, painting and gilding. 1,206 more words
2 months, 2 weeks ago
This past Mother’s Day, I was unpacking my suitcase when I found my long lost wireless Beats earphones.
When I was in my twenties, I couldn’t understand how my grandmother kept losing things. 1,043 more words
2 months, 4 weeks ago
May 12, 2016: After my daughter gets home from her first year of college, she has to have sinus surgery. We arrive at our assigned time, 7 AM, but they make us wait for an hour. 1,811 more words
3 months ago
I have a middle schooler, and every now and then I have lunch with her peers’ mothers. I love catching up with these smart, driven women. 1,793 more words
3 months, 2 weeks ago
British artist Cornelia Parker put a replica of the house from Psycho on top of the Met. Parker’s first idea was to put up a red barn, but that wasn’t feasible. 1,199 more words
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Lying in bed around 5 AM, my husband and I listened as a helicopter buzzed around in the sky, the noise as persistent and annoying as a mosquito, except much louder. 869 more words
4 months ago
The day I caught my biggest fish, my father was out of town.
In the mid ’70s, my sister and I were fishing with family friends in Aransas Bay, anchored near a well, waiting for that mysterious something to yank our corks beneath the surface. 1,607 more words
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