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DO ONE REALLY NICE THING….

                    Last week I was sitting in a packed waiting room waiting (what else?) to have an MRI done on a foot I’ve almost completely wrecked…thanks to walking too many miles in five inch heels. I was a “walk in” (no appointment) so my wait was even longer than most people’s. But everyone was rolling… read more

DISCONNECTED IN A HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD OR, “WILL YOU JUST LOOK UP?!”

Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a “motivator” that described a scene I spotted in Central Park that,twenty-three and a half months later, still breaks my heart… There was an adorable little person sitting in her stroller (probably about two and a half) talking a mile a minute to her mommy (with all the animation… read more

LIKE YOU’RE WATCHING A MOVIE…

Okay, there’s a lot of stress out there…tempers flaring, teeth baring, voices rising, accusations flying –  people coming unstuck - not necessarily because of a single major catastrophe, but because of what might be a whole series of minor setbacks, missteps or even a gaggle of irritations that finally hit the tipping point where anger and frustration trump reason. Or…maybe the “unstuck”… read more

“IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT WAG YOUR TAIL!”

“IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT WAG YOUR TAIL!”  I know, I know, it’s supposed to be “Clap your hands!” But I like it the other way because that’s what I sing to our exuberant Golden Retriever, Willa, when I come home from work. She loves it. She jumps around, grinning, sneezing (grinning tickles her nose…)… read more

HOW GOOD COULD YOU MAKE IT?

It’s written in everyone’s calendars so it must be true: Friday was the first day of spring. Amazing…but true. It’s here. The time of new beginnings. The time when just about everything assumes the best and just starts all over again. Things begin turning from brown to green again…some of them even consider putting out a small bud…again.… read more

THE DREAM BUSTER…

The best present Jim (my husband,) gave me for Christmas was tickets to the brilliant, unforgettable, superbly acted revival of Eugene O’Neill’s play, The Iceman Cometh. And this particular production, directed by Robert Fall and staring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy – is nothing short of as good as it gets. We saw it last… read more

“STAY HUNGRY. STAY FOOLISH”

I’ve been struck – and thrilled –  lately by the wave of young people who are eager to ” belong to something bigger than themselves,” who are committed to contributing something of themselves (beyond money) to “do good” – and improve the world. And interestingly, companies eager to hire these talented, young people will need… read more

“WAIT! THAT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME ONCE!”

Ever hear that? Just when you’re getting close to the punch line or denouement of your dropdead, cliff-hanging story about the time you left your speech for the big deal commencement address to your alma mater in the cab on the way to the school – and skidded in just in time to speak…without your… read more

“BE HAPPY…STILL”

I’m worried about Boston. I mean, how much can one city take? Of course, the answer is: A Lot. If you’re Boston. Like four blizzards and seven feet of precipitation in three weeks, which as E.J. Graff wrote in Friday’s op-ed section of the N.Y.Times, “Boston’s Winter From Hell” “…crushed roofs, burst gutters, destroyed roads and… read more

IN THE END, IT’S ALL ABOUT DINNER

No really, it is. Seriously. I mean, it is for me. It starts early in the morning, usually when Jim, Willa (our Golden Retriever) and I are running around the reservoir in Central Park and Jim says, as he does every morning without fail, “So whattaya feel like for dinner?” And I always smile because I’m already happy… read more