Inside Out and Mama Gena gave me timely reminders that the whole range of human emotions is valid. Even at holiday time.
The last few days, my heart has ached with the suffering of others. Several friends are going through difficult times, including grief, illness and break ups. On the larger scale, it’s news of yet another mass shooting, continuing tensions between… Read More ›
The grande dame of our family died this spring. Aunt Glenan was the strong-willed family planner who did not invite you to dinner so much as issue a command performance, and who loved nothing more than pulling together her six children,… Read More ›
Death has been close to me recently. Our neighbor died, my dad’s brother died, a business school classmate died. I am aware of our mortality but these various losses have brought that difficult truth front and center. In this already… Read More ›
It can be tough to know what to say when someone close to you has lost a job or gotten a terrible diagnosis. When my mom died, I was taken aback by some of the things people said. They were… Read More ›
Who hasn’t suffered a serious hurt — a relationship ending, a job failure, a death? A recent Wall Street Journal story headlined, “After Divorce or Job Loss Comes the Good Identity Crisis,” addresses the old adage that time heals all… Read More ›
A few weeks ago, a woman was killed in front of our Brooklyn apartment building. She walked out of the bagel shop directly below our apartment and an out-of-control driver careened up onto the sidewalk, crushing her. We’d walked past… Read More ›
Throughout this year, several bloggers will engage in a conversation here and on their blogs — asking questions of each other and responding. Others are absolutely welcome to join the conversation, as well. Learn more about the ladies of Blogversation… Read More ›
Facebook can be an incredible tool: thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, I reconnected with a high school friend I’d known as Lisa Crozier. At the time, she was a young widow with two small girls, grieving the loss of a husband… Read More ›
A friend recently lost his wife. She was just 47 when she was hit by a car and died.
After getting a divorce a few years back, my friend had remarried and was as giddy as a high school girl talking about his new wife. His eyes twinkled when he talked about her influence on his health, his home and his outlook on life.
I never met his new wife, but my heart gets hot and my eyes tear up when I think about these two people just having found each other, then having it suddenly, unexpectedly, end.