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Making Lemonade

My daughter recently sent a photo of our eight-year-old granddaughter drawing a picture of a very sad face.  As I looked at little Eloise with headphones in place and marker in hand, my eyes welled up. I thought back to that spunky little girl who was always so quick to use any opportunity to share […]

When Words Fail

Coronavirus. Who in their wildest dreams would ever think that with today’s advanced medicine, technology, global economy, and scientific knowledge, we’d be faced with a pandemic of such magnitude? Well, here it is and here we are. Now, the question is what do we do about it?   It is easy to bitch and moan […]

Nature As Teacher

This past fall, my daughter, son-in-law, May and Eloise went on a camping trip to New Hampshire. As my daughter recounted their experiences, an image of myself as a young child, walking through the woods of upstate New York with my dad, came to mind. I vividly recalled those special moments when I had my […]

When A Pet Dies

Anyone who has had a pet understands how that pet becomes more than an animal running about the house. They know their pet becomes an important member of the family; a member who like all members of the family requires care, love, food, regular doctor visits, and needs to abide by certain rules and expectations. […]

Times Are A-Changing, But Some Things Remain The Same

Whenever I work out at the gym, I take along my iPhone and listen to songs as I sweat my way through my routine. One of the songs that I tend to replay over and again is Bob Dylan’s, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” As I listen to the song, I think about how meaningful, ingenious, […]

A Wonder-Filled Moment

There is no doubt about it; grandchildren can be exhausting! The older we get, the more exhausting they seem to become. Fortunately, the energy they consume is far outweighed by the lasting images that fill our memory banks long after their departure. When I close my eyes, one such image comes to mind. It is […]

Helping Your School Child Meet With Success

One of my all time favorite songs is Bob Dylan’s, “The Times They Are A Changin’.” The message it carries is as profound today as it was more than fifty years ago. While I agree with the words in Mr. Dylan’s song, there are some things that have not changed for generations, among them is […]