Monthly Archives: July 2013

Carpe Diem

Years ago while visiting a dear fiend who had a terminal illness he asked the nurse to give us some privacy. I knew his days were numbered, and he wished to speak to me in private. Taking a deep breath … Continue reading

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Nothing is ever totally clear

Last night a friend and I had made plans to meet at the corner of 96th street and take the bus to the subway on our way to the theater. At precisely the appointed time, she was in my opinion … Continue reading

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Tragedy offers opportunity

The Trayvon Martin death is a tragedy that offers the nation the opportunity to make significant choices.One is to create further differences between races by choosing to believe that the differences in race and culture are beyond resolution. We can … Continue reading

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Need continuimg conversations on race

Since the civil rights movement I believe we have become closer to the shining city on the Hill. However only the na├»ve could believe that we are truly a color blind society.Those who appreciate the value of other cultures must … Continue reading

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Still sad no matter the Verdict

The verdict has been reached in the Florida case and no matter what position one holds ,it is still extremely sad. A young life was ended and so many lives have been radically altered by the events of that evening. … Continue reading

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Break the Cycle

I don’t know why but shaving this morning I noticed that the pattern is exactly the same every time I shave. I believe this is also true for so many of our daily functions, and sometimes we get into a … Continue reading

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The Turtle Fountain

This marvelous fountain is at the beginning of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome.

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Grudges

A friend recently told me how much she disliked someone and could not stop thinking about her negative feelings toward that person. I certainly understood how difficult the situation was for her but as I reflected on the value of … Continue reading

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Remember the caregivers

In everyone’s life there comes an illness which requires constant attention and care. Certainly it is a most difficult time for the person who is experiencing the illness, but it is also most painful for the caregivers. As loved ones … Continue reading

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60-40

It is not unusual to have opposing realities when struggling to make a significant decision. Considering that there are very few decisions that are totally one sided, it helps to have a way to get to go..Almost always there are … Continue reading

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