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November 14, 2019

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   

It's not a nursing home, it's a retirement home.  That's what my kids tell us. They say it will be easier for us and easier for them.  Regardless of what it's called, I thin...

October 1, 2019

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman - 

In terms of the selfie, I believe, as it relates to the Whitman quote, people mentally replace the sun with their smartphone camera. The shadows symbolize people who are not...

October 1, 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare -  

My father was a Lucille Ball super-fan. My mother was a Carol Burnett super-fan. My parent's friends put them together because they were both so nutty abou...

September 18, 2019

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

I've fought with feeling sad since I graduated college.  I used to believe I could buy my own happiness. I bought clothes. I bought shoes. I bought jewelry.  The more I bough...

September 5, 2019

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx -

Here's a memory that I am glad to add to my memoir. It's not anything particularly special but it does show how I became someone's hero!

Let the record reflect that fact that I...

August 7, 2019

The right costume determines the character, helps the actor feel who he is, and serves the story. - Colleen Atwood - 

Nothing beats free samples at Costco or Trader Joe's. The challenge is how to get enough samples to fill you up! My ten-year old son and I devised a pla...

August 6, 2019

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau  

I'm a photographer. I travel around the world taking pictures for my clients. I'm successful because I am able to size up the shoot and focus on meaningful details that evoke emotion o...

July 21, 2019

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt 

Descartes wrote "I think, therefore I am."  He asserted that the very act of doubting one's own existence served—at minimum—as proof of the reality of one's own mind; there must be...

October 20, 2018

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. - George Washington  - 

Friendship is hard work. Trust is hard work. Loving is hard work. That hard work is made even harder when those you've befriended, trusted and loved betrayed you. I find it better for...

September 12, 2018

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe -

A key to any memoir is capturing the impactful events even if they seem quite trivial. When I was in college, a friend of mine had to drop-out after freshman year due t...

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