My Own Private CRASH

A story about the convergence of events, and also about my father. During my last year at art school, I was bolted awake from a morning sleep-in by my ringing telephone. As soon as I heard my father’s voice, I knew something was wrong. I just had to call you to hear that you’re alright. […]

There’s Something About Wednesday (Deadlines)

As one of the last humans on the planet without a smart device, I still have year-old text messages from daughter Kit on my phone. To save them and make room for new texts, I have to forward to my email one by one before deleting. It’s tedious, but her texts add up to a […]

The More I See You; a video tribute

My husband, David, performed his usual magic, with a little help from Final Cut Pro and one of my father’s favorite songs—The More I See You—to bring about this pictorial tribute to my father, Douglas Laurence. It was shown for the first time on his birthday, December 16, 2012, to a small gathering of friends […]

On the brain and in my heart

We had a big storm here last night. At about 4 a.m., the thunder, lightning, wind, and hail woke me just in time to reflect that my friend Nancy took her last breath exactly one year ago at this hour.  Thought I, the gods are angry that she’s gone, and letting us know in no […]

My Stepfather Doug

This remembrance is contributed by my half-brother, Dave: I was five years old, living with my mother, aunt, and cousins Maggie and Valerie, in New York City. I kept seeing a man by the name of Doug Jenkinson dating my mother. We instantly liked each other. A stand out memory was my future stepfather having […]