Monthly Archives: November 2015

THE POWER…AND CHARM OF CURIOSITY

Ever notice – especially at holiday parties – how a lot of people (you or I might occasionally be one of them), treat a conversation like a competition? It’s like, who’s going to “win the conversation game?!” They do more than talk, they pontificate on any subject (like politics…) to the point of exhaustion. They have all… read more

KEEP ON LAUGHING..

Thanksgiving at our house has always been about the same things: food of (course,) just being together (and knowing how lucky we are) and…cracking each other up… As I’ve written before, humor is definitely a “tie that binds” in our family. And Jim has always set the pace… and stirred it up. I find myself making Jim’s… read more

KEEP ON SINGING…

Most of you know – from my speeches or the “motivators” or just our conversations – how passionately I feel about the importance of having a song - a song that does it for you, a  song that reminds you of how good you are and how good life is…no matter what. The late Joe Raposo was a very dear friend of Jim’s and mine and the… read more

ALL IS WELL…

There are no words to describe our (Kate’s, Abigail’s and my) gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from you all these past two weeks… Your notes, emails, texts, flowers, food and phone calls were moving beyond my ability to describe it. And the hundreds of you who were able to come to Jim’s… read more

NOTHING IS EVER LOST…

I’ve been writing the “motivators” for over six and a half years (and have no intention of stopping) and many of you have been reading them for nearly that long. But long or short-term readers, thanks to my including stories written about my wonderful family – Jim, my husband, our two daughters, Kate and Abigail,… read more