The last church lady of my childhood acquaintance died in May. She was 87 and still full of the mix of "Send the Light" mercy and sterner stuff that comedian Dana Carvey so brilliantly satirized on Saturday Night Live. Danger in a box -- unless one is a true church lady. When I first met… Continue reading The last church lady
"Be patient! The Great Wall didn't got build in one day." today's actual fortune cookie wisdom God certainly has a sense of humor. If otters weren't enough to prove that, my odd career trajectory would. There is absolutely no other way to explain why, almost four years ago, a journalist would sit down to write… Continue reading Got build?
The cure for loneliness
“Two kinds of people have many friends, one with bank balance and other with boldness.” Amit Kalantri, author and magician Martha Stewart has gotten me in trouble more than once. She just has ideas that are so ... interesting. Once, I destroyed our ironing board cover mostly following her directions on how to make a… Continue reading The cure for loneliness
Finely balanced network
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh" Today's post was -- in my late-night, writerly thoughts -- originally titled "Cloud of Witnesses." Then, a friend introduced me to the above phrase. "Observant Jews give thanks every morning for a… Continue reading Finely balanced network
Circling the wagons
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." Linda Grayson, author In just a week, the people within our circle of wagons have experienced everything from a carbon-monoxide poisoning to major surgery. This, of course, has caused women in the group to launch an organizational effort worthy of Gen.… Continue reading Circling the wagons