Category Archives: Honesty

Tending to Your Own Business

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Forty years ago I met a “good one”: an old gentleman who ran a shoeshine stand in the Eastern Airlines Shuttle Terminal at LaGuardia Airport.  I was never sure of his name but most people called him Pete. At the time the hourly shuttle between New York, Boston and Washington was among the busiest in the nation. Everyone was guaranteed a … Continue reading Tending to Your Own Business »

How I Found My Humor

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumpled swiftly into the dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh” ~ Agnes Replier How my life has been shaped by humor. And to think how close I came to losing laughter forever. As a kid our home was filled with laughter. My dad was a … Continue reading How I Found My Humor »

What Friends Can Do

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn (First published March 5, 2016) “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”  – Alfred Adler When I think back on the friends from my life they look a lot like the characters from Peanuts. I often identify with Charlie Brown I’ve had best friends like Linus I had plenty of bossy Lucy’s along the way There have been wonderful … Continue reading What Friends Can Do »

Coming of Age

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn (Originally published January 19, 2016.) I recently read in an educational journal that 60% of today’s school age children see themselves as “exceptional.”  In 1964, only eight percent of children would have so described themselves.  When I think back to 1964, when I was 16, did I see myself as exceptional?  Not so much. In those days Teachers were always right Coaches were … Continue reading Coming of Age »

Curing Loneliness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” ~ Tennessee Williams This is a hard reflection for me to share because it calls to mind my times of deep loneliness.  I had people to whom I was related in thought and action, but few people to whom I was truly … Continue reading Curing Loneliness »