Fairy Godmother

This is my Fairy Godmother, my "Auntie" Jane, who also happens to be one of my former ballet teachers, currently visiting all the way from Memphis.  This picture of her was made just before a spring workshop performance there in about 1975; I was among those young ballerinas in the photo somewhere.  Although we are … Continue reading Fairy Godmother

Angel, Second Class

I regularly get letters from irate MacNeil-Lehrer-watching readers who ask: ''With all the serious problems facing the world, how come you write about your dogs?”  To which I answer: Because I don't know anything about your dogs.                                —Dave Barry, 1988 November of 2011 was second only to October in its unimaginable rock-bottom misery on … Continue reading Angel, Second Class