On The Porch Blog

I’ve never met a porch I didn’t like

The ICU

Have you ever had one of those moments, when something so completely unexpected immobilizes you, scrambles words and sounds, blurs your vision? Somehow you recover and rise to the occasion, but you’re not sure how that happened.

Book Launch Reading – Prologue

Book Launch Reading – Prologue

On March 9, 2016 I launched my book “All Will Be Well: A Memoir of Love and Dementia” before a full house of friends and colleagues at Laurel Book Store in downtown Oakland, CA.

Searching for The Perfect Sock

Searching for The Perfect Sock

Searching for The Perfect Sock There is something comforting about folding socks, about matching them and holding them so that the heels face each other, then lining up the tops before rolling the pair into themselves as far as the feet, which hang free. There is...

Traffic Lessons

Traffic Lessons

TRAFFIC LESSONS I had just left Farmer Joe’s feeling good about purchasing all I needed for my dinner party that night in a relatively short amount of time, and under budget. I had an hour’s grace period before I had to start cooking. Driving out of the parking lot to...

On The Porch

On The Porch

On The Porch: Perspectives in the Afternoon of Life I’ve never met a porch I didn’t like. It’s what I notice first about a house: Is there a porch and what is its purpose? Is it a wrap-around veranda that provides places for secret conversations on the side of the...