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I just love words. I love to learn new words and use old words. I love to use the word “Word” when I wholeheartedly agree with somebody, followed closely by the word “up” or “dude”. Nostalgically, two of my all-time favorite words are “cudgel” and “habiliments”. I learned them when I was about 8 years […]

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I hadn’t seen my friend Clare since Thanksgiving when we met for lunch last week. We hugged, sat down and commenced the catch-up chatter.  For her, it was Christmas in Aspen, a new Rolex, New Year’s Eve in NYC, and upcoming charity events.  My story was similar: dog attacked by coyote, sixty-thousand-mile maintenance check on […]

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Standing with my hands in the dish water yesterday, 8-year old Aiden burst through the door, grabbed a drink and spun to make a mad dash back outside. Jerking to a halt, he looked at me sadly and declared, “I’m glad I’m not a grown-up. They don’t get to play any games.“ and with that, […]

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Life throws its curve balls. My 10-year old son’s little league team recently came face-to-face with their first loss in a double elimination play-off series. Having been in first place all season they knew they had the skills, but their overconfidence and wandering focus led them to defeat. The team was devastated and tears were […]

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