How to talk to little girls

When you see a little girl, try to resist complimenting her looks. Ask her what book she’s reading. Here. Lisa Bloom says it better here. And forgive me. This came to me last week, and I filed it and forgot who suggested it, so if you want to ‘fess up, I’ll add a thanks here.

All back, all better, thanks for waiting.

So, since last we corresponded in any meaningful way, I: * Went to New Hampshire to camp with two of my absolute favorite people * Moved (not my favorite thing to do, but I seem to do it a lot) * Went back to New Hampshire to micro-camp (one night) mostly so I could hang …

I’m fine, thanks

A few years before she died, my grandmother started giving me stuff at every visit. It wasn’t fancy stuff. My grandmother wasn’t fancy. It was more like dish towels and the occasional knick-knack. I tried to talk her out of it. It felt ghoulish, like she was preparing to die and didn’t want all this …

Are you there, God? Judy Blume’s speaking in Hartford

The much-loved writer who got many an adolescent through a dark and lonely night will deliver The Clemens Lecture to benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. The event will be a conversation with the audience moderated by Julie …