The Weather Here

The Weather Here

First published by Women Writers, Women’s Books August 7  My own internal and external storms increasingly seem to mirror the weather patterns of climate change. I started noticing this last year, just after turning 60. I closed my law practice, hoping, with my...
Letter to 13 year old Kelly

Letter to 13 year old Kelly

  Last week I visited the Professional Women’s Information Network (“ProWin”), a group I started 16 years ago, to talk about my later-in-life switch from attorney to author. The moderator had given me a heads-up about some of the questions, and the one “What...
She Isn’t Mine

She Isn’t Mine

  My daughter is 26. Her baby is due in three days. And yet, when I say, “my daughter,” and “her baby,” I pause at the nub of untruth there. She is not mine. She never was. I was a brief caretaker only, not an owner. As she will be for the mysterious being she...