The Barrage of Sound and Images Around and Inside Me
My drive-time musical mashup was a tale more profound than the sum of its parts
This Is What Family Does
My brother took in my son when he was at his worst, and it was the best thing that ever happened to both of them
Am I Getting Cranky or Just More Confident?
All I know is that maturity means taking the risk of simply saying what we feel
My R-Rated Childhood
Being a kid in the '60s, when movies weren't rated, meant I saw everything—and I mean everything
The Times They Are A-Changin'
By breaking my beloved record albums, my father did me a favor—he gave me permission to rebel and become my own person
He Ain't a Heavy Drinker, He's My Brother
With all his complications and darkness, I still really enjoy being with Mike
'Tis the Difficult Season
It's hard to be a jolly Jew while everyone else is having their merry Christmas
It's Time We Had the Talk
Sharing my Me, Too stories with my two sons made them angrier than I'd ever been
'Dirty Dancing' and the Last Days of the Catskills
There was something special about being a guest in those New York State resorts, a certain quality I've never been able to find again
Getting to Know My Father Before It Was Too Late
It took almost a lifetime to finally reconcile with my part-time dad
When Will This Sexist Crap Stop?
After a lifetime of battling sexism, a mom has some advice for her daughter