Lines.

Last night I watched the Westminster Dog Show broadcasting live from NYC. This morning I’m reading horror stories about what’s happening to dogs in China because of Corona Virus fears. Same day, same world..the contrast is jarring. It makes me wonder about lines.. Lines between order and chaos, lines that separate modernity from primitivism, cooperation…

First Instincts

Is your first instinct to lie or to be truthful? Fight or flee? Argue or defer? Give or grab? Trust or distrust? Believe or doubt? Yell or withdraw? Lead or follow? One could say that life is truly a process of learning to build on our best instincts, turn from our worst and manage the…

Soo, What did you have for dinner last night?

“According to the Chicago research firm Food Genius, as many as 80% of Americans don’t make plans for dinner until at least 4 p.m. the same day.”- WSJ, June 7, 2019 WHAAAAT?!?! And here I thought I was the ONLY loser pulling frozen bricks of chicken out of the freezer at 5:30 p.m. frantically defrosting…

The Life-changing Power of a Storm

I was watching “Say Yes to the Dress” the other day.  In this episode, the fabulous outdoor setting of a NYC wedding had to be urgently hauled indoors mere minutes before a thunder storm came rolling in.  Normally, viewers don’t get to see this much footage of a Kleinfeld customer’s wedding and I wondered why…

No Holds Barred Friendship

One of my kids was telling me about some pretty harsh advice a friend recently shared with her. Painful as it might have been to hear it, it’s a gift to have dear friends who can be frank and honest without fear of damaging the relationship. Do you have no holds barred friends? These are…

My favorite things..

are old and worn.. My go-to jeans with thinning white knees, my bible with its taped on cover and  fragile pages, my moccasins with holes at the toes. Wear is symbolic.. of being valued and well loved. I once had an old house coat that had been washed so often the butterflies printed on it…