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Marion Franck

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Between Friends: What’s the best way to say hello?

I pulled a fast one on some of my favorite people in the world, but I’m going to ’fess up in this column. I’ll start by explaining that these favorite people are the members of the board of Yolo Hospice, 16 volunteers from our community who oversee the organization and set policy for the future. […]

Between Friends: One more pilgrimage to the Golden Arches

“You’ve got to go to McDonalds,” my husband says. “You just have to.” “But I don’t eat that food anymore. I haven’t been there in years.” “Go anyway,” he says. So that’s why I drove last week to the recently remodeled McDonald’s in South Davis. On the ride, I thought about my past with McDonald’s, […]

Between Friends: Believe in holiday magic

The power of the number 3 is amazing, especially for writers who know that three items or three examples — rather than two, four or any other number — feel easy and comfortable to readers, like a favorite chair. Imagine my pleasure, therefore, when holiday magic came this year via three special experiences. ———— Magic […]

Between Friends: Time to make a New Year’s resolution, if I remember

* Editor’s note: Marion is taking the day off. Today’s column appeared in 2006. Last week, I ran into an acquaintance who got quite worked up when I told him that I didn’t remember what he had written in his book. I’d read it a few years ago and forgotten even the most basic information. […]

Between Friends: Troubles with holiday greeting cards

欧洲杯竞猜Over the years, I’ve mailed holiday greeting cards when I felt like it and skipped cards when I did not. Some years I mailed to only to a few people; other years I wrote to “everyone.” I keep a log of cards sent and received on my computer, so I can tell you that in […]

When climate change speaks, we should listen

I have a photo, taken last summer, which shows my husband holding our youngest grandchild, age 16 months. Bob has a look of deep tenderness on his face as he cuddles a somber Everett, who has a fever. Everett looks disappointed that the world is treating him this way; Bob tries to make him feel […]

December 01, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Between Friends: Halloween is hard on an anxious grandma

What I’ll remember about Halloween 2019 is all the hours I spent tensely waiting for the sound of a pop. My grandson Carson, age 10, likes vehicle costumes and over the years his dad has made him into a bus, a roller coaster and a helicopter, all masterpieces in cardboard. But this year’s project required […]

Between Friends: What about using a very strong word?

Two weeks ago I spent hours debating with myself whether or not to use one particular word in my most recent column. It’s a word I’ve never used before when writing. I don’t use it when speaking either. The word was “vile.” I used it to describe the taste left in my mouth by totalitarian […]

November 03, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Marion Franck: Another people’s protest matters to me

A young woman wearing a face mask pulled it aside, leaned in close to me and said, “Please be careful. You need to be very careful.” This puzzled me. I was in Hong Kong, standing on the curb of a wide thoroughfare next to our hotel. Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers were marching past, […]

Between Friends: Working out is about exercise … and people, too

Today, I’m writing about a young UC Davis grad named Vance Dokes who left Davis last month for graduate school. Thousands upon thousands of students come to our town and then leave for graduate school, so why am I writing about this one young man? Perhaps I can give you a sense of why. Vance […]

October 06, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Between Friends: A lot happened in 10 dog days of summer

欧洲杯竞猜I knew in advance that someone was bringing a dog on my multi-day kayak trip. I also knew that one of my fellow kayakers was allergic to dogs. This made for an awkward situation. We were 14 friends on a private trip, some in kayaks, some in rafts, paddling down the magnificent Main Fork of […]

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Between Friends: What to expect of college reunion

I expect the weekend to be big. How could it not be? I’m flying east to my reunion at Brown University and my 37-year-old daughter, also a Brown grad, is going to join me there. This isn’t just any reunion: it’s my 50th. As I fly and then drive to Rhode Island, I find myself […]

June 02, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Between Friends: Two crisis moments merge in my mind

I’m alone at home, typing at my desk, when a flurry of gray explodes outside my window. It’s the neighborhood outdoor cat, ferociously pursuing some kind of prey. I’ve seen this collarless cat on and off for several weeks now, but never this sort of activity. The object of the gray cat’s attention is so […]

May 19, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

We will buy no more works of art

The only thing my husband and I said to friends and family before going on a three-day jaunt to Mendocino last month was, “We’re not going to buy art.” This tells you what our problem was on previous trips. Mendocino is seductive, with all the accouterments to put you in a relaxed mood — fresh […]

May 05, 2019 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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