Been Wearing My Editor’s Hat

I am just finishing editing a parenting book written by a psychologist I’ve known for a good long while now here in LA.  We met when I was coordinating the parenting workshops for the Beverly Hills School District.  He was one of our top speakers.  This book is entitled, Five Secrets of Parenting by Dr. Mark…

Oscar Night!

We watched the Oscars tonight.  Lots of fun.  The lightest I’ve felt in a while.  Jimmy Kimmel was genuinely funny.  I loved seeing people truly moved when they won.  I didn’t love Casey Affleck’s speech, but I thought he was amazing in Manchester by the Sea.  A very tough movie with him playing an incredibly…

Sleepy

It is only 9:20 on a Saturday night, but my eyelids are already thick and I keep falling asleep.  This probably has everything to do with getting up at 5:30 this morning to be at the Breakfast Club to cook by 6, followed by two hours of editing before I spent four hours on the…

A Five Star Honey-Sweetened Lemon Bar Recipe

I plan to make these tomorrow. We have loads of lemons on our lemon trees and a healthy lemon bar is a definite treat. Here is the recipe. Let me know who it turns out for you. Filling: 3 whole eggs 1/4 cup honey (I found the smaller amount was perfectly sweetened enough – raw…

A Streetcar Named Desire

I just had the occasion to read out loud the last five scenes in A Streetcar Named Desire while working with a high school student and I must say that good ole Tennessee was adept at creating tension, presenting nuanced and multi-dimensional characters and providing a plot that didn’t shy away from any number of…

Grandbaby Day

My day in photos in reverse since the battery on my phone is about to die.  Bath time tonight.  A Cake Luna and I Made Luna Nico Taking a Nap

An Afternoon at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood

My youngest daughter, Rachael, took me to the Pantages Theater today to see a production called Circus, 1903, The Golden Age of Circus. According to the playbill: The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the…