Tag Archive: recovery

I lived in Hoboken, NJ, for 15 years during my late '20s and 30s. It's a mile-square city, a so-called bedroom community to Manhattan, and the birthplace of Frank Sinatra. It was also one of the most close-knit communities I've ever called home, full of people who still occupy a special place in my heart. The last time I visited Hoboken was October 2001, when I returned to empty the apartment that I'd been subletting and pull up my roots…


I've had a rough couple of months as some major bummers have rattled my faith, dashed a few hopes and driven me to big, fat tears. However unique my circumstances, I know I'm not alone. A glance at the news reveals countless people grappling with crumbling economies, joblessness, violence and bullies of all kinds as we Americans head toward a pivotal presidential election. Lately, even our peanut butter and painkillers are tainted. Sometimes, it’s just all too much. “People are just…