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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 […]

  Yesterday (September 10, 2016), I was in my nearby Bucks County town of Doylestown, PA which is about an hour outside of Philadelphia. The event was our annual Arts Festival. I love strolling the streets and running into longtime […]

Live each day as if it could be your last… I penned these words two years ago and have since had the chance to re-evaluate them. “Had a thought today….well, I actually have a lot of them, but this one […]

This morning, my eyes opened and I looked with delight at the time on the clock: 8:04 am. For the first time in months, maybe even years, I have been getting seven to eight hours sleep a night. What a relief, […]

On June 12, 2016, The Pulse, a Gay club in Orlando turned from a festive setting in which people  were enjoying an evening of revelry, to a killing ground when Omar Mateen, a 29 year- old man used assault weapons against […]

  Today, my friend Kristin Pedemonti, who is known as a storyteller,  writer and  up-lifter  of spirits, and who, like me, creates FREE Hugs events, dyes her hair vibrant colors (hers is pink and mine is purple) was showing off […]

 “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”-Albert Einstein “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”-Francis of Assisi “Better than a thousand hollow […]

    This morning, I woke up, grateful to have woken up. Nothing new, since I do that each day. Today has a different feel to it for many reasons. The first is that it is my one year cardio-versary, […]

    An image that has gone viral is one of vivid beauty and penetrating humanity. A tearful African American child in the midst of a rally over the death of someone else’s son and a riot gear attired White […]

    I saw this meme while perusing Facebook this morning and was puzzled by the question that accompanied it:  “Which would you rather do?” The obvious answer was “Both.”   In my mind, the second informs the first. Most of […]

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