My Library/ Myself

You can learn a lot about me by furtive browsing of my bookshelves. And for a home as small as mine, I have a lot of them–four custom bookcases plus furniture with shelves. Like the shelf filled with books on India, a place of my dreams, a country I visited in 2007. This shelf holds […]

Let’s Lift Every Voice and Sing: Music of the Episcopal Hymnal

I was raised in the Methodist Church, but the first time I walked into an Episcopal Church, I was blown away by the music. That was when I was 19 and attending West Georgia College in Carrollton. My friend and I went to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Much of the liturgy* was sung, and there […]

Please Don’t Interrupt Us

“This is it!” I said to my husband. New to Atlanta, we were househunting back in the days when people actually drove around to look at houses. Who knew how many we had seen? There were of course the “impossibles” and the “unaffordables.” But the “maybe’s” were merging into an indistinguishable blur. In the case […]

Eloise Living Large at the Plaza

“I am Eloise.  I am six.  I am a city child.  I live at the Plaza.”  And so begins the intriguing, zany, wonderful story of Eloise, written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.  This book was given to me in the late 50’s, and, I’m delighted to report,  has become a three generation must-read for me, […]