TORN APART

Within the last several   days,  I’ve started this column a half dozen times. But with events moving faster than it takes a palmetto bug to scurry under the furniture in Florida, I’ve had to change its course that many times.  I think I have alighted on its final theme:  Senator Flake’s small “stitch” in the […]

CO-INCIDENTS ?

I don’t believe in co-incidences. I truly believe that the “all powerful” has created the ordered chaos we are feeling in our collective unconscious. Strange things happen in the universe but somehow the chaos does have order and meaning. We need not ponder very deeply to interpret it. This past weekend, amidst warnings of violence […]

WIDOWHOOD

7/30/18 My late husband trained me to be a widow. Well, of course, that was not his intention. Dead at age 87 for almost 5 years now, after our 59 year marriage, I thank him every day for my ability to meet the challenge of a new and different life after his life ended. I […]

SPRUCING UP YOUR LIFE – FINDING YOUR BLISS

A few days after her 85th birthday, on one of my frequent visits to her, my mother sidled up to me hesitantly, and almost apologetically said, “I’d like you to take me shopping,.” “Of course, Ma,” what else is new, I thought to myself, “What do you want to buy?” “A new living room set,” […]

THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW

June 2018 It was one of those endless rainy May days – this one, and at that particular moment, especially torrential. It was the kind of day that anyone who had a slight inclination towards depression could latch onto, as an excuse to inhibit a smile or a warm hello. And there I was, waiting […]