Our heart ached as we scanned photos of children needing sponsors. I was drawn to one who shared my name. Nine-year old Karen from LaCeiba, Honduras. Birthed in our hearts in a moment of time. I was forever attached to a little girl across the … [Read more...] about HOW LOSS BECOMES GAIN
I've loved tea ever since I can remember. It was the go-to remedy for childhood ills. Even today a cup of tea takes me back to my childhood home. My dad serving hot tea and toast to settle an upset tummy. Tea is still my soothing staple. It was … [Read more...] about WHY I MUST SAY THANKS
Why does life seem like a blur? I hurried and scurried through my kids' lives and now I can't decipher who did what when. Days fade away. Weeks fly by. A month is over before I know it. Years add up and birthdays come and go. Memories are difficult … [Read more...] about IS YOUR LIFE A BLUR?
Her name was Judy Gaffney. The bully who lived in the apartments next to the house where I grew up. Judy dominated the pecking order of girls on East 81st Street. I was the youngest of the crew. I’m not sure what I did to incite her wrath, but … [Read more...] about MY DAD’S BIGGER THAN YOUR DAD
I gazed wearily at a myriad of dirty dishes piled high on the counter. I dreaded tackling the baked on grease that had left a crusty residue on the stovetop. I disliked dragging out the sweeper to vacuum crumbs off the floor. And I resented the … [Read more...] about WHAT DO YOU “GET” TO DO?