August 2011 Archives

I used to think cities were where it’s at.  My European travels and my years in Philadelphia, London and New York found me gaping at skyscrapers, hitting hot clubs and trendy restaurants, and finding endless entertainment in the tapestry of skin tones, hairstyles, languages, and fashions around me. Having grown up on Cape Cod, I was hungry for the thrills of city life. But I started to fall out of love with cities in my late-30s, when I went to…


Back when I was single, I created a few personal profiles for online dating sites. When asked to name my religion, I wrote "Kindness." It sounded kinda cute at the time, but it’s also what I truly believe in and try to practice. Kindness touches the soul, or at least my soul, and connects us all on such a primal level. Raised as a Christian, I knew all about the Golden Rule of doing unto others as we'd have them…