The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

My first memories are of spending time with the most beautiful girl in the world.  Last month she turned 80.  She’s taught me a lot about beauty – in life, in the world and within ourselves.  My mother Virginia never feared aging, never loathed getting older, and never stared in the mirror wishing her wrinkles […]

The Small, (relatively) Unknown World of Competitive Roller Skating

I spent much of my late 70’s childhood in roller skating rinks. The musty, rubbery scent of the floor, the dizzying spell of the disco ball and the sounds of Rick James and Donna Summer blasting during a blur of pre-teen fun was something I never forgot.   So a few years ago I decided […]