A Giveaway in Honor of My 86th Ex-Step-Cousin Twice Removed

If Alexander Skarsgård shows up at my front door, knocks three times (no doorbell and no knocking two, four or five times) and says, “Leave all this and come run away with me.” I’m going to abandon everyone and leave here with this slightly broken very handsome tall man. Ok, maybe he’s not slightly broken but … Read more

What Maisie Knew: Storytelling Done Right [Guest Post]

What Maisie Knew is a gem of a movie. Its subject matter – divorce, family dysfunction, loss of innocence – is the stuff of made-for-TV movies. But, accompanied by a talented cast, Scott McGehee and David Siegel manage to navigate the titular character’s story with great skill and empathy. Maisie is six years old. Mother … Read more