relationships

OUTLIVING THEM ALL

One Sunday in church, Pastor’s sermon was about forgiveness. He asked everyone in the church to stand up, then he asked those who had any enemies to sit down. Everyone sat down but one very old woman. “You have no enemies at… Read More ›

WHERE AM I? WHERE ARE YOU?

There is a line we should have never crossed, but we crossed it. We feel endangered because we are in danger. There is a very strong likelihood our grandchildren will not have the freedom or the right to vote.

PICKING

Once upon a time, in a far away land, The Boss assigned me a secretary. Not part of a pool, but a whole person. With a master’s degree from Mt. Holyoke. Pretty daunting, me with my little B.A. from Hofstra…. Read More ›

THE SAME AND DIFFERENT

Fandango’s Provocative Question #128 Not even the birds agree on this. Some birds come in flocks. Blue Jays and Goldfinches. Sometimes Tufted Titmouses. Starlings. Doves may come as a flock, but also show up individual or as couples. Some birds, like… Read More ›

THE CYNIC WAS RIGHT

My mother was not a regular kind of mom. This confused me a lot while I was growing up. Other mothers made cookies, kissed boo-boos. Hung out with the other mothers in summertime. Swapped recipes. Watched soap operas. My mother didn’t bake… Read More ›

DON’T CALL ME SHIRLEY!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #123 This is one of those times when I really don’t understand the question because I don’t understand the platitudes underlying the question. I never believed that absence makes the heart grow fonder. If you like someone, it… Read More ›