Give the dog a bone; cut the dude some slack

Give the dog a bone* Yield the right of way Cut the dude some slack Turn gently away (or toward) Give crazy stuff a break Speak up in support Make the referral Contribute:  your time, the funds   Say hello (whether or not they speak back) Acknowledge the effort Pay […]



Thanks to the nurse who… 2

I must say thank you.  Thank you because you touched me – one human being to another.Thank you to the nurse who was proactively kind and gentle with me during a recent biopsy.  She held my hand and rubbed my shoulder throughout the procedure.  I am so grateful that she […]

Books read in 2015

People who know me or who see me on my daily commutes know that I love to read.  Life has kept me too busy to read as much as I like to but I still read every day. For short descriptions of what I thought about the books, visit my […]

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Preaching to the choir – community meetings 6

There’s some serious smack going on in the world – real serious, deadly serious, but I’m not going to talk about any of it in this post; enough people already have this stuff covered.  Smack/stuff is all so overwhelming and huge that I’m staying in my tiny corner and being […]

This meeting needs an enema 6

“This town needs an enema,” the Joker’s character played by Jack Nicholson says  in a Batman movie.  He  was referring to the town of Gotham.  While Boston may or may not need a cleanse, a lot of community meetings often do. My husband and I attended tonight’s meeting of the […]


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What happened to food aromas? 8

I was standing in front of the bakery in Roche Brothers downtown.  The pistachio donut looked really tempting.  What the heck, I thought, it’s the holidays, and I’ll indulge.  I grabbed a piece of waxed paper and reach for one when I realized that it was cold and that it […]