“Unforgotten”

Recently, I rewatched three seasons of a engrossing British mysteries series, “Unforgotten.”  Originally aired beginning in 2015, the series starred Nicola Walker as the lead detective, Cassie,  and Sanjeev Bhaskar as her male side-kick, Sunil.  In each...

“Without a Trace?”

Sherlock Holmes was fond of saying to Doctor Watson that someone had “vanished without a trace.”  This phrase came to me about a week ago as I was walking my usual early morning route in my neighborhood.  That route takes me to a Mall that extends for...

“The Crown” Redux

Having just finished watching Season 4 of “The Crown,” I am once again struck by how powerful are the first few minutes of each episode.  Perhaps before the end of Season 1, I knew it was important for me to watch each time as the somber music began and...

“You Can’t Tell a Gift How To Come”

 In 1971 Alma Routsong, aka Isabel, Miller published a lesbian novel entitled Patience and Sarah.  It’s the story of two women who love each other and refuse to be denied that love by family or cultural biases against such relationships.  They lead a quiet and...

Loss

These days, I am washed over by all the losses of my own, of my friends, and of my country.  Like many others, losing a world with scheduled events and responsibilities has not led to my being able to do things I used to say I was “too busy” to accomplish....