Solidarity…

I have been touched by the gestures of solidarity toward Newtown, Connecticut that have been evident from around the world.  TIME magazine posted photos of some of the vigils and tributes. The television show The Voice started its show earlier this week with a somber, dignified, respectful, and understated performance of Hallelujah by the coaches and show contestants as…
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What My Mother Left With Me…

When we lose people in our lives it is interesting the things we hold on to.  We may hold on to old photos, personal belongings, or mementos.  Things that matter much more to us now than they ever did when the person was alive.  It is because they are the things we have left – the…
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Our Collective Scar To Bear…

Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  11 years have come and gone; yet, the images, horror, anger, disgust, and disbelief roll right back into my consciousness whenever I think of the day.  It is a memory that remains ever vivid – as it should.  I don’t…
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In Remembrance And Honor…

Today is my oldest son Noah’s 30th birthday.  Just writing that causes me to want to additionally offer that I gave birth at the age of 10, but I will refrain because I know it borders on the line of being not very believable (alright, truth be told – I was 12). 😉 As regular…
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Remembrance…

Remembrance…it is more than just a word, it is a commitment. Today let us remember all who gave of themselves for this country.  We have lost so many men and woman in the defense of democracy and human rights.  Men and women whose contribution to society, while known generally, can never be fully appreciated for its…
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