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 the right man at the right time.  The dozens of people whoContinue 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 distortions and lies; whose eyes are repelled by the sights sheContinue 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 early 50’s late 40’s were charming and fanciful. The cards portrayed aContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Dianne!”

Frivolous Ode, Frivolous Toothpick

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”

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