“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 the right man at the right time. The dozens of people whoContinue reading “I Must Believe”
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 distortions and lies; whose eyes are repelled by the sights sheContinue reading “Today I Wept”
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 early 50’s late 40’s were charming and fanciful. The cards portrayed aContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Dianne!”
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?
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/frivolous 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 ordered club sandwiches, primarily for the frilly toothpicks with which they wereContinue reading “Frivolous Ode, Frivolous Toothpick”