Nego, nego, nego

This is a popular phrase often uttered by my mother, who truth-be-told is an eternal optimist (often infuriatingly so). It's her standard response whenever she hears negative thoughts coming from her children, and it has spread its influence to the in-law branches of the family tree. Sometimes I cringe when I hear it (or even … Continue reading Nego, nego, nego

The more things change, the more they remain the same

This was the title of my SAT essay, written on a balmy Saturday in a steamy CT classroom way back in 1985. How do I actually remember the content of that essay? I've never forgotten it because I've always seen it as a theme to my life. Perhaps I didn't fully realize this, though, until … Continue reading The more things change, the more they remain the same

Winnie the Pooh and Wonderful Sundays

One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is watching CBS Sunday Morning. I always find it thought-provoking, inspiring and ultimately calming... it's good news and provides interesting little nuances and commentary that you can't find anywhere else. Featured this Sunday morning was a spot on the 86th anniversary of the publication of A.A. Milne's first … Continue reading Winnie the Pooh and Wonderful Sundays