Category Archives: Friendship

Winter Solstice

This is a season of short days and long nights.  Winter Solstice is tucked neatly between the beginning of Chanukah and Christmas this year seemingly balancing the celebrations filled with light. I chose to spend the longest night of the … Continue reading

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Keeping it all relative.

The trunk of my car is packed with a beach towel, suit, sunscreen, large umbrella, flip-flops and a chair. It’s my emergency summer kit for those moments when an escape to the beach is possible and much needed. I was … Continue reading

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The Internet

My cousin was married to a computer wiz who we will call CW.  He worked on top-secret defense projects.  This was back in the early 90’s and I’m not sure we should have even known what he did.  One night … Continue reading

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Make a Wish

I called my friend James today.  He answered and for some reason I fell into a hushed tone. “Are my calculations correct? Are you turning 60 this weekend?” My voice cracked when I said the word 60, as though the … Continue reading

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Here, there and everywhere.

Kelly. I don’t think she left completely.  It’s as though there is an echo of her being that reminds me life is to be embraced and celebrated.  She didn’t hold onto it with tight fisted hands but rather glided with … Continue reading

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Ice

“Ice?” “Did someone say there was an ice storm coming?” That was me last week at a conference in Dallas, Texas. The temperature was around 75 degrees as I was having this conversation while leaning against a stone wall. My … Continue reading

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A little pie and thanks

This is the year that Thanksgiving crashed into Chanukah with Christmas just a few steps behind. Whew, I feel behind before the holidays even start! Deep breath, I refuse to panic. The season is about friendship, love and family. Isn’t … Continue reading

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