Out of Order
You know how once you take something out of the box, it's impossible to put it all back in perfectly?
This page is a box for the stuff that doesn't fit into the other boxes. Pieces that aren't On the Street Where I Live Stories, pieces that aren't primarily about my mother — I'm trying to gather those posts in Songs About My Mother. They may be memoir, creative non-fiction or short stories or frequently odd bits and pieces about this n' that. Maybe a better name is The Garbage Dump*. Get the picture? Yes, we see!
Irregular Care About my neighbor
The Tracks of My Years A birthday rant
Blue on Blue Oh, those mysterious aches and pains
Hey Cinderella! Get your own life Pardon me, but your Cinderella complex is showing.
Art+Architecture: Frank Gehry
The Art of Jeremy Lipking
The Art of Everything
Dash It All, Downton! A long ago visit home
Photographic Memory Working as a copywriter at Max Factor in the 1980's
The Star Factor: Jaclyn Smith, Max Factor and Me Working as a copywriter for the iconic cosmetic company.
Doing Nothing: The importance of free time for kids Originally appeared in LA Children's Magazine
Hollywood Wives and Mothers While the cats away, the mouse holds down the fort, first appeared in the Daily Breeze.
Graduation Day Redux Another Daily Breeze piece
Smuggled Beer, Stolen Kisses Acting class was a blast but it was what happened after class I really loved.
Dear Mr. Redford My one and only fan letter
Pros and Cons My one and only foray into the Trifecta Writing Challenge (333 words)
A Summer Place: Theatricum Botanicum Where a kid can meet Shakespeare at a very special summer camp.
10 Things You Might Not Know about L.A. Just a few factoids.
Have broom, Will travel Horrible Halloween costumes I have known.
* Oh, by the way, despite my best efforts to contain my junk under these neat and tidy labels, there's still some crap that's been left oozing out the sides, forgotten on the floor, dried up in the archives. So, tool around a bit to find them. Thanks for stopping by; I appreciate it.