Life Lessons for My Daughter
Prudent Advice was featured in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, in an article titled Books for The Pickiest Personalities in Your Life. I’m so honored that this book we created together was included.
Just a week until Christmas and you’re plumb out of gift ideas for some of the tough customers in your life? Consider something deeply retro: a book…
The Young Mother
Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter, a Life List for Every Woman, by Jaime Morrison Curtis.
Read what they had to say at about Prudent Advice at The Wall Street Journal.
Those Winter Sundays
Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.
I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he’d call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,
Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love’s austere and lonely offices?
Know that some of those responsible for protecting your rights are doing just that, but some are angling to undo them. Be aware of this when voting for politicians and interacting with the police. You counterbalance this kind of power by knowing your rights.
They won’t be around much longer; there’s nothing like a day at a legendary ballpark.
Pink Snow. 1991. Peter Doig
I can’t tell you how many innocent British husbands I’ve awakened at ungodly hours to answer my calls from the United States. Their wives remind me, so I remind you, to check the time before calling overseas.
Love Like Salt
It lies in our hands in crystals
too intricate to decipher
It goes into the skillet
without being given a second thought
It spills on the floor so fine
we step all over it
We carry a pinch behind each eyeball
It breaks out on our foreheads
We store it inside our bodies
in secret wineskins
At supper, we pass it around the table
talking of holidays and the sea.
Give some of your money and some of your time to nonprofit groups. I recommend choosing a local organization like a shelter or museum so you can see the direct benefit of your participation, rather than a celebrity-supported cause – they already get plenty of attention.
It’s the cardinal rule of gun handling: Never point a gun, loaded or not, at anyone.