Category Archives: Friends

Reluctant Reflections and Non-Resolutions

Around the end of the year, we Americans feel compelled to look at the past 365 days and decide what we can do to make the next 365 days better. I was never one to get all excited over New … Continue reading

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Thirty-nine Trips Around the Sun

I can not believe that since our wedding day, my husband and I have made 39 trips around the sun on Planet Earth together. The memories of this voyage float around my brain like pictures taken from an orbiting spacecraft. … Continue reading

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All That Jazz

My client feels that it was a combination of liquor and jazz that led to the downfall. ~Billy Flynn, from the musical, Chicago Jazz is the musical equivalent of my life—a hard riff in a Mingus tune. It was in … Continue reading

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Life in the Mass [Transit] Lane

“Stand up straight. Hold your head high. Put your shoulders back. Now, walk like this.” My very macho, Italian father had my mother’s purse draped over his arm as he swished and pranced back and forth across the living room … Continue reading

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