moon over los angeles

Author Michael Connelly, who has great affection for Los Angeles, speaks for me when he writes in his novel The Black Ice: He loved the city most at night. The night hid many of the sorrows. It silenced the city yet brought deep undercurrents to the surface. It was in this dark slipstream that he […]

mileposts and transitions

An important and happy transition and achievement: my niece Maureen recently received her Master’s degree and started a new job. Maureen is Tommy’s first cousin and Garrett and Sadie’s second cousin. She recently began her new position as the Decorative Arts Intern at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York. Maureen is a graduate […]