Monthly Archives: November 2008

A childhood with 3 mothers

I had 3 mothers.  This is how it came about.  My mother, Marion, gave birth to me in 1932.  She and my father were living in Washington, DC. They were both economists, trained at the London School of Economics. I … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | 3 Comments


I wonder why we spend so much time with doctors, hospitals and waiting rooms.  Jerry has heart problems, and I have some minor reproductive issues that involve pap smears a couple of times a year.  Then there are mammograms.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Day to day | 2 Comments

Doing what comes naturally

Our days, Jerry’s and mine, pass peacefully. His energy level is reduced, hopefully temporarily, and he is reluctant to start new projects. Some of the outdoor work – a new fence around the front yard and the moss taken off … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Presidential grandmothers

I wrote the following post a week before the election. I didn’t post it because I was worried about offending republican friends. Some exchanges I have had since, plus a response to my conciliation post have changed my mind, So … Continue reading

Posted in In the news | 2 Comments

After the Party

On election night Jerry and I went to a small party (about 25 people) given in the basement of the island high end eatery.  This place, called The Willows, has an expensive good quality restaurant, bed and breakfast rooms, cabins, and … Continue reading

Posted in In the news, Island life | 3 Comments