‘Tis the Season

The Thanksgiving turkey is barely cooled and eaten by the time the holiday season bursts out in full force. An incongruously named day, Black Friday, is ironically the day designated to kick off the season of Light although many people have decorations up long before the Thanksgiving weekend and retailers decorate weeks before that. Personally…

The Long Goodbye

One of my favorite literary lines opens Charles Dicken’s masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities as he writes “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The brilliant dichotomy of that simple statement has always intrigued me. That line could well sum up the summer of 2018 for me. It was…

The Power of Yes

I have a confession to make. I was queen of the word No when I was younger. Now one might think this is not such a bad thing because, as Cat Stevens reminds us, oh, baby, it’s a wild world. But as a young person growing up it actually thwarted much of my efforts to…