Monthly Archives: November 2017

How Friends Sustain Us

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller  How many walks?  How many friends?  I wonder.  This past week I’ve had a tutorial on friendship. I watched in awe as two hundred friends gathered for my cousin Amy’s funeral as they came to give comfort to a grieving family.  It … Continue reading How Friends Sustain Us »

Passings and Epilogues

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Yet again, death has struck a member of my family — my cousin Amy, at 46. Death has visited our family all too frequently and all too early.  My father died at 45, brother Steve at 59, brother Kevin at 62.  We are a family of unfinished stories. Death leaves its mark when it comes unexpected and early. So many unspoken … Continue reading Passings and Epilogues »

A Path to Serenity

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn     My stumbling block in early life was that I didn’t like living with questions.  Not at all.  In my world answers were the thing.  Whether they were right or not was, to me, not the most important thing.  What counted was that I had an answer to every question. All that changed one night in 1985 while sharing a … Continue reading A Path to Serenity »

A Mutt Named America

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   The recent public conversation on immigrants and immigration has had a tearing effect on the American psyche.  It seems for many Americans the memory of how we came to be American people has been forgotten.  For most of us, America is not our native land.  We, too, are foreigners, descended of refugees from an earlier time.  Many of our ancestors … Continue reading A Mutt Named America »