Category Archives: Current Events

Inauguration Day

The bitter election of 2020 is over; the new president of the United States has been inaugurated. Can we all move forward now?
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Resolutions, regrets & new beginnings…

It’s the unexpected that is often the most profound; be open to new experiences, and relish life for all its unexpectedness!
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When will we learn?

I am crying for our country this morning. I have seen my share of protests over the decades; I have witnessed horror – assassinations, riots, wars, campus uprisings and police brutality. Too many times. I remember when peaceful demonstrations in … Continue reading

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A bit of deja vu . . .

I wrote this for a client a few years ago. When I recently came upon it in my file, it prompted memories, a bit of surprise and more than a little sadness. It was first published in an online magazine … Continue reading

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And now it’s personal . . .

Before the current Coronavirus pandemic ends, we will all be affected in ways we could not have imagined as little as a week ago. That has been brought home to me in a dozen different ways over just the past … Continue reading

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The wisdom of an older age . . .

There may be a crack in my armor, but I’m still in one piece. Truth be told, I sometimes feel as if I’m improving with age, like fine wine. I keep discovering things about myself, insights that took time to … Continue reading

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The hug felt round the world . . .

Yesterday afternoon an improbable scene unfolded in Dallas. A young woman just sentenced to 10 years in prison and the tearful teenage brother of a slain man came together in a wordless, but very public, display of shared anguish. It … Continue reading

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And then the unthinkable . . .

When a newsworthy event occurs in your own community, it takes time to sort out feelings and get on with life. When it happens across the street, it leaves a lasting impression that changes your feelings forever. Continue reading

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Thunder in the Sky

The sky was grey. The air was chill. The streets were wet from persistent drizzle. But there was no mistaking the sound of jet engines. Just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday — Thursday, December 6 — there was thunder in the sky. … Continue reading

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September 12, the day after. . .

The word that I cannot get out of my mind today. No matter what detractors may think or say, we are a resilient people. We may be a nation of defiant individualists; we may complain about conditions – sometimes too … Continue reading

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