When You Wish Upon a Star…

Every now and then, an very lucky author gets sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust. In Josie Brown’s case, the wand that tapped her was Tinker Bell’s — as in Disney’s ABC TV. Her novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, will soon be a dramatic series on the network. Here’s her perspective.

Housewife Couture: Dior’s Fantasy Was Not the Reality

I love looking at my mother's photos of her in the 1950s, when she was a newlywed, albeit pre-children. In the one I'm looking at now, her hair is pulled back in an elegant chignon. At her neck is the requisite  strand of pearls. She wears fitted below-the-knee dress. When at play, photos show her […]

Art from the Heart: Kelly Reemtsen’s AFFLICTED

I saw this wonderful oil-on-board painting on the cover of┬áMarin magazine (a guilty li’l pleasure of mine. I’m such a townie, ain’t I?) and I just had to share. It’s called “Afflicted,” and the artist is Kelly Reemtsen, who shows her work here in San Francisco’s Caldwell Snyder Gallery. (They have a second gallery in […]