Sleeping with the Accountant

My husband enjoys fruit with his breakfast, but I often find the frozen kind we buy hasn’t been defrosted enough for my taste; strawberries akin to icy ping pong balls just don’t cut it in the morning. So, Keith buys a variety of fruit juices for me. For...

Difficult Times

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” –Isak Dinesen I’ve been...

“Hear No Evil . . . “

I’ve been a fan of Colin Firth ever since he played the tortured Mr. Darcy to Jennifer Ehle’s Elizabeth Bennett in the BBC production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. So when I had a chance to view The King’s Speech last Sunday, I jumped...

New Year Notes

Though the date of January 1st is of no cosmic signficance, the reality is many people do view it as a fresh start. We hear a great deal about looking back—in the form of Year in Review commentaries—and looking forward, as in New Year’s resolutions....

Easier Way

While skiing near the top of Bald Mountain last week, I stopped to take in the scenery and to shoot a few photos. At one point I came to a sign indicating a choice of difficulty in slope. It made me think about a story I read recently about a guy who, when he became a...

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