The Women’s March, Take 17

I sit stroking the hair of my two year old granddaughter Katia. She was born when personal choice was banned and family planning was defunded at the same time, coincidentally coinciding with my son’s ‘coming of age’. I sob as I read the form letter just received from the government, telling me that my son…

Re-imagined Stories

My husband, son and I sat at our table on the patio overlooking Piazza Navona. It was alive with life and history—people walking and talking, magicians performing to passing crowds, wine and good food. However, I couldn’t help but notice out of the corner of my eye the gentleman sitting at the table next to…

Dad’s 1st Un-Birthday

My dad died last May and every time there is a holiday or significant date it exacerbates, fuels or reawakens the grief and sense of loss. So far we’ve had my parents’ first wedding anniversary last June, the first Thanksgiving, the first new year… And now we have his first birthday since dying, coming up…

Three Steps for More Wins in 2017!

Break those big goals down into smaller action steps. I know, I know, it’s an old cliche, “If you don’t have a map how do you know where you are going?” Nowadays you can actually fake it with last minute Google searches or a GPS safety net. But that will only help from getting from A…

Three ways to be an expert at something

Between Linked in, Facebook, Twitter and G-d know what other sources are available in print or online, there are experts at everything nowadays. Many an expert is self-proclaimed. But also bountiful are those with third-party credibility because there are so many “news” sources running 24 hours a day that need experts to provide “authoritative affirmation” of…