Category Archives: Reflections on Life

See, I Am Doing a New Thing!

Something magical, liberating, and life-changing happened on Saturday. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, an African-American divorcee. The stiff upper lip stuffiness of the royals was forever wed with a young woman who dared to declare to the world, “This is … Continue reading

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There’s a Movement Afoot

Political authorities are anxious. There’s a movement afoot. Hierarchical norms are being threatened. And by whom? A young upstart, a radical who refuses to follow their long-held rules, who speaks of a new way, a better way that bypasses familiar … Continue reading

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Olympic Dream Born

There’s nothing like the Olympics. Nothing. The best athletes from around the world gather to represent their countries, to give it their all, to get to know one another, and of course, to compete. However, the competition this year feels … Continue reading

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Things That Have Never Been

“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke How daunting and thrilling it is to realize in a profound way, that the days ahead of us have never been. … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Prayers?

Charleston, SC church shooting. Nine dead. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Las Vegas massacre of fifty-eight innocent people at a country music concert. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sutherland Springs, Texas church … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad, Loud, and Violent

I could feel it the moment I walked into the stadium. Big money, high stakes, and testosterone. The choreography of the day rivaled that of the best Broadway musical. From start to finish each second of the NFL game was … Continue reading

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Two Countries

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Okay, so I borrowed that first line. But it was. And it is. Some things are universal. History repeats itself. Over and over. In the last six weeks … Continue reading

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Tweet, Tweet, Tweet . . .

The whole world is aflutter with tweets these days. Some attacking, some informing. Some bullying, some encouraging. Some transparent, others obfuscating. Some trolling, some genuine. Many purposefully attracting attention.  Those written to garner headlines unfortunately never fail to do so, … Continue reading

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Local Love

“There will be a price adjustment on that for you.” “Why?” I asked, not completely understanding. “Because it wasn’t exactly as I thought it should be,” the local proprietor replied.  “Oh don’t worry,” I said, very pleased with how everything … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

“Your flight into Newark has been delayed four hours. Air Traffic Control issues. Too many planes and not enough space.”What? Too many planes? Do the controllers not know how to count or is this a new version of too many … Continue reading

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