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November began in Decatur, Alabama, where I spoke at an upbeat Junior League event about Time Alive. I never expected that I would feel this book is my favorite, but, without exception, Time Alive and its message are most important to me. I love being given the opportunity to talk ...read more
I write this newsletter post-Hurricane Wilma. Wherever we live, we all suffer when anyone else does. Peter and I were in Palm Beach when this slow-moving, dangerous hurricane progressed from a category 2 to a category 5 hurricane. Fortunately, we were able to evacuate, along with thousands of worried people ...read more
Let me begin by telling you that at the end of August each year, my assistant, Sharon, goes on vacation for ten days with her husband and their three teen-aged daughters. Sharon is loyal, faithful and hard working; the end of August is her time to be alone with her ...read more
Can you believe the song of September is upon us? This has been eh most glorious productive and happy summer I can remember. I hope you are feeling glad to greet the fall season after an expansive summer.
The greatest gift to Peter and me has been to be in ...read more
Peter and I spent 31 days at the cottage without budging. This has been the most sublime July of our lives. We were able to establish a rhythm where I wrote every morning, then we’d go for a walk, have lunch, do some errands, go back to the cottage ...read more
I’m sitting on an old wobbly prayer bench in our tiny garden overlooking the harbor. I have a green and blue striped beach umbrella stuck in the soil of the ivy so I won’t be in the sun. I’m intoxicated by the quiet, the beauty, the sound ...read more
We’re happy to announce the dates for our fall 2005 Happiness Weekend at the Stonington Inn. We couldn’t have one last year because after going to Washington to the National Book Festival, I was on the book tour all fall, nonstop. This year I want a break in ...read more
April brought warmer summer days that caused spring to burst forth in bloom. We were in Washington visiting our grandchildren the weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival. New York’s Central Park is enchanted with flowering trees shedding petals on brides and their wedding parties. Stonington Village has forsythia in ...read more
Happy April! How blessed we all are to anticipate the flowers blooming, the grass greening and the light of the sun to cheer us and extend our days. I think we had to have a late March snowstorm in order to fully appreciate the exuberance of spring.
We came to ...read more
February was a spectacular month full of love, happiness and good news. Peter and I were with our grandchildren for Valentines’ Day. We made valentines and baked cookies. Nicholas and Anna go to preschool, where I was able to experience their glee as they danced, sang, did art projects and ...read more
I’m in the habit of celebrating the entire month for a birthday or anniversary. Life is too short not to extend the joy in all directions. I feel the same way about the entire month of February. Let’s spend each day focusing on love – who we love, who ...read more