The miracle of flight

The miracle of flight

My young friend Kate has carved out a career for herself that combines two of her great loves -- travel and empowerment. As such, she has ushered groups of young people through adventures all over the world. She recently told me about a conversation she overheard in a restaurant bathroom line. "A lady was complaining [...]

Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

My friend Jan has always been one of our neighborhoods' more impressive residents. A cheerful whirling dervish, Jan worked as a school nurse, mothered two boys and greeted every weird medical question I had with a confident smile and a ready solution. In a general phone conversation with her once, I casually mentioned that I [...]