A New York minute

I was recently in New York City for the day with my family. As we walked out of the World Trade Center subway stop, we walked onto ground I had only seen in video footage. I’d been to New York City before, but the last time was just weeks before that dreadful 9/11 day. My…

I remember flags waving . . . again

I’ve not yet rerun any blog posts, but given this is the Independence Day holiday week in the States, and I am celebrating in our nation’s capital, it is a perfect time to share again a remembrance of flags waving. Happy Fourth to my stateside compadres–and a wish for a wonderful week with friends and…

A chip off the old block

An old friend and I had lunch today. That in itself is unremarkable. As was our marking of Father’s Day here in the States. Our fathers passed within a few years of each other, as did our mothers. And her only sibling passed away around the time my sister was diagnosed with cancer. We became…