From the News, Home

In Like a Lion

Happy March! Yesterday I woke up to a winter wonderland, again. Felt like the movie Groundhog Day. Remember Bill Murray waking up day after day and experiencing the exact same thing over and over? "I'll give you a winter prediction: it's gonna be cold , it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last for the… Continue reading In Like a Lion

Family, From the News, Memoir

Lessons from NYC 9-11 Memorial

We recently visited the new 9-11 Memorial in NYC, which commemorates the lives of those lost in the terrorist attacks. One word: sad. Visitors streamed through the museum in silence; many with tears running down their cheeks. There were some parts of the museum that were so moving, I stifled outright sobbing. People lingered over… Continue reading Lessons from NYC 9-11 Memorial

From the News

Thank You Costco

I opened the Costco magazine today -- The Costco Connection. You know, the one disguised as a news magazine that's really one big Costco promotional document. It's "the lifestyle magazine for Costco members." I'm a Costco member. ¬†I carry the card, push the cart through the warehouse, and feel the rush of excitement when I… Continue reading Thank You Costco

Change, From the News, Memoir

A Peaceful Transition of Power

Many years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I had the¬†privilege of working for a U.S. Presidential Inauguration. George Herbert Walker Bush had just been elected President of the United States the week before I got married. When Doug and I returned from our honeymoon and I returned to my job as the communications… Continue reading A Peaceful Transition of Power

Family, From the News, Parenting, Relationships

Trying to Find Words of Comfort

Last night I heard on the news that a post office box has been set up to receive condolence letters for the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. I felt like I should send notes to the grieving parents. But, what could I possibly write? What words of condolence could I… Continue reading Trying to Find Words of Comfort