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    “I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.”

    Oprah Winfrey

    I’ve never been a shoe-girl. I can think of one pair of slick black boots that I had a lengthy love affair with, but it ended badly when Lefty’s seam split up the back. I still […]


    “It is our illusions that create the world.”

    Didier Cauwelaert

    Pip’s obsession with ‘The Wizard of Oz’ hasn’t waned since she first saw the stage production last summer. She constantly wears her (purple) ruby red slippers, she frequently assumes the role of Dorothy, she likes […]

    My Self

    “The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself.”

    Michel de Montaigne, Of Solitude

    I heard about a hand-drumming workshop at Joe’s Garage last week. A fabulous Mexican drummer named Candido was in town with his band, and he was willing to share his skills with […]

    Why am I doing this?

    “Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.”

    Paul Kagam

    Have you ever planned to go to an event that is specifically geared toward your child, only to discover that your child has no interest in going?

    I bought our […]

    A bit of a ham

    “Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.”

    Anna Pavlova

    I’ve never thought of Pip as an actress. She doesn’t seem to enjoy drama, which has been quite a relief to Big […]


    “A heart is not judged by how much you love;

    but by how much you are loved by others,”

    The Wizard of Oz

    Grandma P. treated her two daughters and two eldest grand-daughters to an afternoon of theatre yesterday: we went to see,”The Wizard of Oz.” We’d been […]