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THE WIT AND WISDOM OF GRACIE (excerpt)

TweetImagine what the world would be like if everyone thought like me. If humans believed in submission as an appropriate gesture when first meeting a stranger and practiced it as the art form it is. The planet would be a

BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS

TweetYesterday was my birthday. I have always, since childhood, had a complicated relationship with birthdays. Growing up in the shadow of a famous father (even before politics) I brooded about my place on this earth and whether or not I

SECRET LIVES

TweetThe same day the news broke about Stephen Collins and the tape his ex-wife secretly made, I ducked out to a midday screening of Gone Girl, which should leave anyone and everyone questioning how well we can really know another

WHEN THE LAUGHTER DIES

TweetMany years ago, I had a standing invitation on New Year’s Eve to go to the home of family friends for a small gathering. Jonathan Winters and his wife were usually there. I was enchanted by him, fascinated by him,

JAMES BRADY

TweetOn March 30, 1981, James Brady, press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, lay in a pool of blood, his brain swelling outside of his skull, precious life draining out of him. John Hinckley’s goal was to kill my father; he

A LONG-AGO LETTER TO MALIA AND SASHA

TweetOn January 20th, 2009 I wrote a letter to the new First Daughters, Malia and Sasha. I went through exclusive channels available to previous members of the First Family to ensure that my letter made it to the new members

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO GRIEVE

TweetFriends of mine are grieving over their 14 year old dog. She was a family member, a quirky rescue girl who loved humans and hated other dogs, quickly turning into Cujo whenever she saw another canine. As far as she

A DOG’S LIFE

TweetMy name is Gracie Davis. I am a first time author and the dog-child of Patti Davis, who is also an author, although at the moment my book is doing better on Amazon than her books. I’m not gloating, I’m

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – LIFE, ART, LEGACY

TweetYears ago, I watched a movie called Love Liza in which Philip Seymour Hoffman played a grief-stricken widower who starts huffing gasoline fumes. Hoffman’s desperation, his despair was so vivid I actually felt ill, as if I were also breathing

WAITING FOR RAIN

TweetI remember days and days of rain. I remember our backyard turning into a small pond and the smell of wet umbrellas and raincoats in the laundry area where they were tossed on top of the washer and dryer. I

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