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The calendar page has turned from 2016 to 2017. Some would say, “not a moment too soon,” as a result of seemingly daily losses of notables and the current socio-political climate.  Since the election here in the United States, levels of […]

Love. Time Death. Three concepts that loom large in the human psyche’. Something none of us can escape; try though we might. Ideas that motivate and inspire us. Lenses through which we can view all of our relationships with people […]

What would the world ‘look like’ if you couldn’t see appearances? Not skin color, not body size, not gender, not shape, not disability; simply people.  This thought came to me as I was speaking with a teenage girl who disparaged […]

A month ago, much of the adult population of the United States exercised their right as citizens to cast their vote for the candidate they felt would best match their beliefs and serve their needs as president.  As the polls […]

A month or so ago, I was introduced to a world changing peaceful force of two. Mother and son team of Jannirose and Charlie Fenimore came to my awareness via my friend Cindy Greb. Charlie is a young man with […]

    In an earlier article, I introduced you to the mother-son team of Jannirose and Charlie Fenimore. Although we have not yet met in person, I felt a kindred spirit link from the time I was introduced to them […]

In the aftermath of the most contentious election in my memory banks, my friends and I  are reeling. We are not alone. The majority of  them have a liberal world view and had intended a different outcome. For some, Wednesday was […]

  On a chilly early November day, I sat huddled  under the pavilion of a Central, NJ park, with a group of folks who are part of the community of the ManKind Project. Two branches of life changing weekends have emerged from […]

Today would have been my parents’ 60th Anniversary. They met in their 30s when at the party of a mutual friend who had returned from her honeymoon and held a gathering where she she invited those who couldn’t attend her […]

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”-Dolly Parton  and Zig Ziglar (I have seen it attributed to both of them) Smiles are portable, all occasion, free and contagious. If you are in a room filled […]