2014 in review

WordPress.com stats prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete…

Gifts and Measuring Up

I am not going to claim that my wife and I share in the housework 50/50, but I do try to help.  I’ve been known to do dishes, vacuum, make the bed, help with the laundry, and outside yard work is basically my responsibility. What has always amazed me is that when I clean a…

That’s Not Fair

Remember a time when your kids or your siblings or your friend said, “That’s not fair.”  It was usually related to something substantive like someone got a bigger piece of cake. I was watching a news story on a child with cancer and thought that’s REALLY not fair.   So what is really not fair? When your…

Still, Still, Still

Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow. For all is hushed, The world is sleeping, Holy Star its vigil keeping. Still, still, still, One can hear the falling snow. We attended a Madrigal production and one of the numbers was the hauntingly beautiful song Still, Still, Still. What a contrast to what really…

Touch

Touch is important in our lives.  I received a note from a good friend who lost her husband.  She just wants to touch him one more time.  I think about newborn babies with medical issues and how the baby and the parents yearn for touch.  I think about people who are dying from Ebola and…