Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dear Maria, you will always be in my heart too …

She appeared one Sunday morning in church last year. A smile that radiated love, dark eyes that reached into your soul, a presence that was magnetic and somehow magical. The usual “is it your first visit?” etc, etc revealed that … Continue reading

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The “TP-ed” Phenomenon. Real Life is Stranger than Fiction.

Toilet paper has been in the news this week. It seems that there is a serious shortage in Venezuela — just one more hardship and indignity heaped upon the average Venezuelan. When I heard about it on the radio, I … Continue reading

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Help Me Fight Senioritis — 5 Reasons Why Excellence Matters

Two different planetary systems appear to be swirling within my universe these days. They adhere to different laws of physic. One is the generation easing off the career track looking back with wisdom, pride, gratitude, regrets, joy, wonder, disbelief and … Continue reading

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“From this hour I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines.”

Image credit: Gayle Nicholson | CC BY-SA 2.0 “From this hour I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines.” I hear through the family grapevine, that my niece sent this quote to her dad on the day of his … Continue reading

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Is AOL mail so uncool, that it’s cool again?

A few years ago I overheard a group of young employees chatting in the lunchroom. Somewhere in the midst of the “what about that game last night? … did you see that movie? … what time tonight? … blah … … Continue reading

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“Thoughts brought back to you with added majesty”

I heard film director Noah Baumbach speak these words in an interview about his latest film, Frances Ha, with Terry Gross this week. He was searching around for the perfect way to explain how he’s been inspired by writers in … Continue reading

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In case you’re wondering if you live on ….

Dear Mom, In case you’re wondering how, or even if, you live on in our lives — I wanted to reassure you that the seeds you so carefully sowed all those many years ago are thriving and even propagating strong … Continue reading

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