Category Archives: Memoir

Fangirl

I spent 10 years of my eventing life in Ocala, Florida competing against and losing to some of the best riders in the world. It was quite something to ride...

This Is Middle Age

I can look at the length of a lunge whip and know instinctively that it will flare up my tennis elbow. Especially if there are a few knots in the...

Saved By a Spur Strap

It happened between fences 10 and 11. The rare feeling of confusion as to why my arms had just swung past me of their own accord. It was early in...

What Tiznow ‘twas Then

 “Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment….”—Alan Jay Lerner In the midst of an unpredictable global pandemic and a contentious American...

Thoughts About that Arc…and About Loss

If you’ve seen the film Amadeus (…and if you haven’t, you should), there’s a telling scene about the writing process. Mozart, brilliantly caricatured by Tom Hulce, is visited late at...

You Win Some, You Lose Some

“You win some, you lose some,” my friend’s dad said when he learned my pony’s name. I was six at the time and his words have always stuck in my...

A Letter to My 12-Year Old Self

Hey there, kiddo. Man. Twelve-years old, huh? What a great and terrible time of life. You’re getting ready to head into the sixth grade, you’re trying to figure a lot...

Not Out of the Game

In this time of quarantine, we've all learned to live differently, each in our own way, reflecting on what’s important in life. But for me, it's not a new normal....

Raising Piper

One writes a blog at the risk of sounding preachy. In my blog, I try to share my opinions, my experience, as well as links to scientific research. I realize...

Birthdays, Bears and Horses

It had been a while since I'd been to a seven-year-old's birthday party, but from what I remember, they didn't normally have bears in them. Teddy bears, sure. But black...

Déjà Vu

The house I grew up in was a charming little Cape Cod in a post-war development of similar homes on the North Shore of Long Island, NY. It sat on...

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