Month: January 2017

I Must Believe

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ― Anne Frank   Yesterday evening we had the privilege of hosting a remarkable person, to promote a book he’d recently published. Michael Ableman was at our home last night as… Continue Reading “I Must Believe”

Today I Wept

I’ve become an observer.  A person who is witnessing what she once believed was unimaginable in her country of birth.  A person whose eyes and ears are open, but whose feet are frozen to the ground.  A person whose ears listen in disbelief to… Continue Reading “Today I Wept”

Happy Birthday, Dianne!

The Allure of Birthdays Just about every part of a birthday celebration is designed to please.  What’s not to like, especially as a child, before you begin to understand the deeper meaning of those higher numbers? The vintage birthday cards I remember from the… Continue Reading “Happy Birthday, Dianne!”

Life is Just a Bowl of What Me Worry?

When I was a young teenager, I decided I was a hedonist. If we’re all going to die, what higher purpose could there be than to have a good time while waiting around?

Frivolous Ode, Frivolous Toothpick  self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose. 3. (of a person) given to trifling or undue levity: a frivolous, empty-headed person. I, for one, think it’s a good thing to indulge in frivolity when the opportunity presents itself.  As a child, I… Continue Reading “Frivolous Ode, Frivolous Toothpick”

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