Monthly Archives: February 2017

“THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF”

That was Bogey’s last line in “The Maltese Falcon,” and his answer to someone’s question about the mysteriously wrapped package that people were willing to give their lives for, after which the unforgettable epic 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart, was named. Yes, there are those ‘things” that have meaning far beyond their obvious value that people are willing to give up everything for. And… read more

LIVE FULLY

There’s a thoroughly charming children’s book by Arnold Lobel that I read to Kate and Abigail when they were little, called Grasshopper on the Road. It’s about a grasshopper who decided one morning to go on a journey. “I will find a road,” he said, “I will follow that road wherever it goes.” On his journey, Grasshopper… read more

A GAME OF INCHES

At one point, last Sunday night, after we’d devoured our unbelievably delicious Super Bowl dinner (thanks to Kate and her husband, David – both spectacular, creative cooks…), the first half of the game was over – and it looked like the Falcons were going to walk away with the title and we should all just… read more

“I AM BECAUSE OF YOU”

I’ve been writing a lot lately about change, American values, optimism and big hearts – in spite of – or maybe because of the current political climate and executive orders of the recent weeks –  which seem to be speaking another language; a language unfamiliar and strident to the American ear… But recently, I’ve read… read more