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 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…

Craving Risk versus Risk Averse

My son just came downstairs and told me that he needs to take risks and have an adventure. He was inspired by the gang of four on Stranger Things. I found out about this Netflix series in the People Magazine that came in Friday’s mail, and now by Saturday night we’ve binge watched the entire first…

Intercultural Talk as Statue of Liberty

#GetGrandmaontheFacebook

Thinking about finally convincing my mom to go on a computer feels like Scarlett Johansson from Her, where (ohhh…Google Search Break, let me look up the name of the guy who played the main character…I’m back…it’s Joaquim Phoenix…) But, and you heard it here first…the first Google result for “star of Her” was an announcement…