Reunion Revelations

This weekend is my 25th college reunion. A time for returning to old haunts, reintroducing oneself to former class mates and reminiscing with long lost friends. A weekend filled with all sorts of activities, planned events and impromptu gatherings. Sounds great! And yet, I chose not to go. This decision is probably not a big surprise to others in my class who remember me. I was never much of a joiner. And as much as Read More …

An Open Letter to My Children

  An open letter to my children written during a few moments I had alone this Mother’s Day Dear Children, When you think of me, and I know you do (I am your mother after all), I hope you think of me with fondness and love. That is certainly the way I think of you. I am not saying that I don’t understand that there will be times when you are angry or frustrated with Read More …

Perspective

Perhaps it was time for another revelation, or perhaps it was just a brain glitch while drying my hair this morning, but I realized that I don’t really have a personal mission. In life, maybe, but not on a smaller scale. I fill my time with enabling the mission of others. Not a bad thing, but it shouldn’t be the main thing. What brought this to light for me? I recently asked a friend for Read More …

A Silver Lining

A sign of hope in an unfortunate situation: That is the definition of a silver lining. That is what I have found here. While all that has occurred in Boston since that first blast at the marathon is far greater than “an unfortunate situation”, the signs of hope which have been present from that moment on are also of great magnitude. We have seen footage of the many individuals who ran to the aid of Read More …

Beyond the bombing

Yesterday I woke to an eerie silence punctuated by the occasional bird or police siren. This morning I am greeted by the sounds of rain hitting the roof and birds singing in the eaves. Yesterday I spent the day inside, sheltering in place, glued to the TV news and social media, staying out of the way and avoiding a potential shower of bullets (was it 200 rounds of ammunitions?) Today I might stay inside, choosing Read More …