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I have been sitting down to write these columns since 1978. For 44 years I have stared at a piece of blank paper or a blank computer screen and wondered what morsels of wit and wisdom I would pass on … more
I’m beginning to think that we are living in a brand-new world. We are constantly having to adjust our ideas of what “normal” is. Remember when you used to steer clear of people … more
This past Saturday we had the sad task of saying goodbye to Gracie, our sweet little pup who has been with us for the past 12 years. During her all-too-short time on this earthly plane, Gracie had … more
I hope that many have heard Matthew  McConaughey’s speech on Tuesday at the White House. His powerful words brought the attention of the nation once again to the heinous toll that gun … more
 I love this time of year. Everything is as green as can be, and my flowers are starting to bloom.  There are many types of gardeners, and my sisters Laurie and Mary are what I consider … more
So here we are, again.  Mass shootings have become a regular occurrence in American life.  But even we, inured to bad news, are grief-stricken by the news of yet another school shooting … more
Sometimes so many things change so quickly that they create unforeseen problems. I know that famed motto of the creators of Facebook was “move fast and break things,” and they certainly … more
People often say, “One day we will look back at this and laugh.” When discussing my teenage years, however, we look back and say, “Was that real life?!” I was a unique … more
Life is full of mysteries. There are so many things that have no logical explanation. They just happen, and we are left scratching our heads in bewilderment. One thing I’ve always wondered … more
Well, although the signals have been decidedly mixed, I believe it is safe to say that Spring has arrived. In “The Wasteland” poet T.S. Eliot noted that April is the cruellest month, but … more
One wonders if we are ever going to come together as a nation. Apart from joining together when America faces a common foreign aggressor, those moments of internal domestic harmony have been less … more
The last day of our road trip was spent at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia’s famous science museum. However, we (daughter Liz, SIL Peter, granddaughter Adeline, and I) were not going to … more
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