August, I Have Loved You

Dear August, how wonderful you have been this year, 2017! I have had such a lovely time and I feel very fortunate indeed. The last ten days or so I had planned to be properly “off” work and I’ve not done very much at all except to have fun with friends and go to a couple of parties and do some reading and writing, resting up and recharging my batteries for the coming September term. But before I knocked off for that R&R I wrote a list on Facebook of all the things August had been to me, so that […]

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Reflections on Friendship

When I go to bed at night I count my blessings, often listing them in my Gratitude Journal. And I notice the thing I list most is the names of the people I am fortunate to have in my life. When it comes to friends, I am a millionaire. I am awash with them, rolling in hordes of gorgeous gems. Some are transient, just passing through for a while to teach me something, and some last forever. My oldest friend I met when I was eleven, in 1966, and we are still pals to this day though our closeness has […]

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