My Mom

My mother Judy was pretty awesome. Born and raised in Brooklyn, married my dad and moved cross-country to the desert in the 60s, had three kids, was a kick-ass operating-room nurse who helped save a lot of lives.

Loved to garden, loved her pets.

RIP, Mom. Thank you for everything you did to make me who I am.

This picture is from 1971 or 1972 – my kid brother (mouth open), little sister (smallest one), mom, and me.

And here she is with my dad — not sure of the year, probably 1965ish. Isn’t she just adorable?