Please don’t OD with my dollar – to give or not to give 10

Please don’t OD with my dollar. To whom should I give my spare dollar today?  To which of the pleas/entreaties should I respond? The woman with the baby on her hip is a no brainer. She has a baby.  That is a struggle I understand. The woman by the elevator […]


Messages sent, messages received 2

(This post was begun before the eclipse today – a moment I shared with many other lovely people at the Boston Public Library and before the Boston Resist March on Saturday – another few hours of witnessing positive people pulling together.  Why am I telling you this?  Because re-reading this, […]


Hard come, easy go – workplace diversity

I used to keep my distance. I was professionally courteous but made little effort to get to know my colleagues very deeply.  There were so few people in the work environment I could relate to culturally or who shared my economic background or who seemed interested in news and events […]


Hiding in plain view 2

It  is not unknown to me. I actually do know it.  I’ve been to that place, I’ve seen that sculpture, and I’ve experienced that event/practice/celebration. I live or have lived in that neighborhood or on that street.  I’ve read that book.  I learned that history.  I’ve dined at that restaurant, […]


Love can return after it’s gone missing 3

Sometimes love returns after it’s gone missing. It can be found again… Can you love someone that you see clearly, who is no longer opaque, mysterious and unknown? Can you love someone whose flaws are apparent – at least to you if not to them?  Can they love you when […]