How Love Works

The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC. Garden City                   New York To Francesco Bianco from The Velveteen Rabbit HERE was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted [...]

Dear John (for the brothers)

Dear You, I told myself that it was because of my father that I fell in love with you. I loved him in the unconditional way children typically love—without acknowledgement or understanding of flaws.  My father’s flaws became part of my definition of all men. Once I stopped loving you all by default, I started [...]

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Timely fodder for this month--stuff about love... Plus today is my mom and dad's 43rd wedding anniversary. (Imagine that)! Anyway, it seemed as good a time as any to share a soundtrack of some of my favorite love songs.  It's hardly an exhaustive list, but these are definitely among my all time favs. What are [...]