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We Need to be Needed

27 Mar

The Dalai Lama recently co–authored an op-ed in the New York Times that I put aside for a bit.

A Multi-Generational Approach To Life

14 Jul

I’ve always wanted to be a great tennis player (which could be why I have all three of my children playing), but, alas, it was not meant to be. I don’t mean to sound defeatist, but frankly, I’m not much of an athlete and never will be. It’s OK–I have other talents.

Would it make my mother proud?

29 Feb

Yesterday, I attended Senator Debbie Smith’s funeral service – such a sad day. Debbie valiantly fought a battle with brain cancer and approached it just like she did everything else – with strong determination and a firm sense of purpose.

All Together Now

15 Feb

Sometimes, a community can be overwhelmed. Like Boston was in 2015 with almost 100 inches on snow.

Simple Gestures Mean So Much

4 Jan

A hug and a wave. It’s these little gestures that impacted so many people.

2016 Resolution: Let’s Get Talking

28 Dec

2015 is drawing to a close and it’s time to think about how to start 2016 with a fresh, new start.

Is Your Child Mature Enough for a Cell Phone?

29 Oct

Every time I pick up my 11 year-old from school, I feel a twinge of guilt. You see, my daughter’s one of only a few kids her age who don’t emerge from school frantically checking a phone. We haven’t taken “the plunge” yet and bought her a phone.

What Does Trump’s Popularity Say About Conflict?

22 Oct

Every morning, I start my day like most Americans–by checking my cell phone for the latest news and weather. I especially like the AP wire, probably because it’s my old friend from my newsroom days. And, although coverage has “died down” a bit lately, for a while, all I was reading about was Donald Trump.

Nextdoor

5 Oct

We moved right before Christmas last year from an older neighborhood where the houses are smaller and closer together … to a newer one where the front doors are farther apart.