Your Song

Your Song

Part 1 Morning Contemplation   think of these things for your morning contemplation, with your coffee or tea, not the news or the movie you are binging don’t start with email and messages start with considering the great mystery of time that is all we have we say...

Simple Things

Julia and I just got back from a 23 1/2 hour whirlwind trip.    What was supposed to be an overnight trip to New York to see Jon Batiste on the Today Show Plaza turned into an overnight trip to Charlotte.    We learned that our flight to New York had been...

The Wedding

  The big event, the biggest one since Phil’s stroke happened – Phil’s granddaughter, his first blood granddaughter, got married on Saturday at Carolina Grove, between Durham and Hillsborough. Really between, like woods and farms between, a rural setting.  ...
The Sea of Humanity

The Sea of Humanity

It was one of those things I consider doing each time I’m in the Big Apple: going to the Garden for a hockey game, dropping in at MoMA, seeing a Broadway show, seeing live music in a small club, or. . . going to a Yankees game at the Stadium.   Baseball aside, going...
Sorry, No Lemons Today, Mama

Sorry, No Lemons Today, Mama

Every morning I make an iced tea run to McDonalds.  My tea of choice used to be from Dunkin’ Donuts, however, the nearest Dunkin’ is 10 minutes away and there’s too much temptation.  McDonald’s is two minutes away.   I could very easily make my own jug of tea and save...

Happy Birthday Doug!

Happy birthday, Doug! May this year be one of wonderful surprises and delights! My life was altered forever in a moment of listening. My friend in the hospital was telling me about her visitors—not just family but also the doctors, nurses and med students who come...