My friends have been asking me why I haven't been writing lately. I'm not sure why, but what came to mind is sadness stopping my pen. Sadness that every time I look at the news, someone I admire, or remember fondly has died (Van Cliburn, Dawn Clark Netsch, Chavez).
So, I was thrilled last night when my friend Margaret called to tell me that she is expecting a new grandchild in July! And, it's a boy who will be a great cousin to her other baby boy born last year.
And, since I'm in a good mood now, I can laugh at the goofiness of Dennis Rodman becoming our "diplomat of the day." I say, with things going the way they do in Washington, Dennis was inevitable. Kind of like when Rodney King broke through with "Can't we all just get along?"