The Secrets to Happiness

The Secrets to Happiness

If you wonder how to be happy, begin with a look at your God-given gifts. List them and then examine them for your purpose. How do you make a difference, so that your presence would be missed? During our protracted and shared pandemic, I’ve had plenty of time to...
Knees and needs

Knees and needs

Today my sibling, four years younger, is having double knee replacement surgery. Three months ago today, I injured my knee on a beach walk – coincident with her email announcement. Bad knees are our heritage, so I inquired of all siblings about their needs and...
Tough Love

Tough Love

  Several years ago a sister whispered, “I didn’t get the empathy gene,” in a wistful tone of exposition. The stunning confession is tape-recorded in my memory, a specialty from my profession and a childhood spent in vigilance.It explained a lot...