Beautiful people: A global ambassador for resiliency and love

Beautiful people: A global ambassador for resiliency and love

My friend Lois has become a global ambassador for resiliency and love. She is living, smiling, winking proof that life's second act can be as rich and full as its first.   Last week, Lois greeted her 12th host student, the lovely Juliette from Belgium, and the two immediately commenced on a whirlwind tour of [...]

Here’s to you, friends

Here’s to you, friends

Last night we toasted friendship as we rang in the New Year.  We raised our glasses to the people who make our lives fun, who challenge us, inspire us and feed us delicious food. We'll take any occasion to celebrate friendship, but New Year's seems especially appropriate. So, here's to our friends: To the drama [...]

Saturday night’s alright (for fighting stage fright)

We wandered into a music and poetry slam Saturday night, a couple of trendy hipsters out on the town. Packing some choice quotes from his favorite philosopher, Yogi Berra, on a folded piece of typing paper, Vince immediately made his way to a corner chair. Similarly armed with a blog post print out, I joined [...]

A toast to the heroes next door

It's easy to recognize a hero, especially today. They walk tall in pressed uniforms and shiny shoes. They volunteer for hard tasks and run toward things we avoid. Last night, we had dinner with a guy like that, an army veteran and quiet recipient of a bronze star and an oak leaf cluster. Our next-door [...]