This One’s for the Girls

Artemesia Gentileschi. I didn’t know who she was either until I heard her story last year, a story that has recurred far too often in the course of human history and continues to be all too common today. The daughter of a Tuscan painter in the early 17th century, she was born in Rome in […]



The Bond of Motherhood

I spent this past Mother’s Day at what is fast becoming a cherished event with one of my favorite people doing some of what I enjoy most. It was this time last year that I made my maiden voyage to the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York with my dearest friend. This year was an encore […]