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“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

I SAVED MY LIFE…YOU SAVE YOURS

February is Women’s Heart Month. Over a half million women die every year from heart disease and most of them didn’t have to.I was almost one of them. Here’s my story… “I’ll never make it,” I thought. “When did these stairs get so steep?! I’m gonna look like an idiot if I fall down in… read more

YES WE CAN…

I’ve been quoting Charles Dickens’ lines from A Tale of Two Cities a lot lately: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it… read more

WHEN THE GIG IS UP…

Whether you’re an actor, a politician, a CEO, a television news anchor, a fireman, a teacher, a stand-up comic or an exotic dancer, there comes a time when the gig is up. Your contract expires, they bring in new “talent,” the play closes, you’re invited to “retire early,” (or you just decide to see what else is happening “out… read more

WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE…

A few weeks ago on a freezing cold day, (my fingers were numb in spite of my wearing two pairs of gloves), I took our Golden Retriever, Willa (you know Willa…) for a walk near Central Park. As usual, we headed over to the Guggenheim Museum where we always meet wonderful dog-loving people who drop… read more

LET THE SPARKS FLY!

“Are you crazy??!” Anyone ever ask you that when you’ve come up with some hair brained (in their view) idea, some totally off the wall point of view, a completely wacko sounding concept? It happens to me often. And hey, lots of times “they” are right. But not always. Listen, sometimes semi-crazy people do thoroughly… read more

TIME TO GET BACK IN THE GAME…

I know, I know, it seems like a minute ago we were saying, “What?! It’s 2016 already?!? Obviously, the earth is spinning faster than it used to. “Stop the World, I Want To Get Off!” right? Just kidding… Actually, what we need is a brand new, never before touched, anything is possible, bright, shiny, newer than new…year! And… read more