October

ALL IS WELL…

There are no words to describe my gratitude for the love and support from so many of you during this last year since my husband, Jim, died… Your emails and texts – “How are you doing?” “Just want you to know I’m thinking about you.” “Want to meet for a drink?” –  and dozens of… read more

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’!

Wow, what an incredible honor for Bob Dylan, the laureate of the rock era, to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature! As Friday’s New York Times pointed out, “Mr.Dylan, 75, is the first musician to win the award, and his selection announced on Thursday elevated him into the company of TS Eliot, Gabriel Garcia… read more

HITTING HER STRIDE…

That’s what Hillary Clinton began doing in last Tuesday night’s first democratic presidential debate. She was like a well-toned, well-trained, athlete at the start of a marathon – muscles solid but fluid, eager for the sound of the starter’s gun, ready to run…not only to win – but for the sheer joy of it. I’ve commented in the past on… read more

A GAME OF INCHES…

You remember that terrific 1999 film Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino. It’s about a fictional football team, the once great Miami Sharks, who are struggling to make the playoffs. They’re coached by a thirty-year veteran, Tony D’Amato (played by Pacino), a once great coach…who is engaged in his own… read more

AUTHENTICITY, HUMANITY…AND A SMILE

Pope Francis, the self-described “child of immigrants,” knocked it out of the park” in Washington, New York and Philadelphia a little over a week ago. In fact, I can’t remember ever hearing such raves about the emotional impact of a visiting dignitary (or about anyone else for that matter…) “He touched my heart,” was heard over and over again from… read more