This past week was full of all sorts of talk of unity. The inaugural in particular showcased the theme in every song, poem and speech.

When my daughter was about 4 years old, a neighbor called to ask if she’d accidentally taken home one of their toys. I don’t even remember what the toy was — it was small and plastic and of no consequence except for the fact that it was a favorite of the child who couldn’t find it.

I’ve been trying all morning to remember when I met my friend Susan. And then of course David.

As we spend more and more time in our homes, we may begin to look around and realize that it’s time to downsize, upsize, or make some changes to the home. Regardless of what the plan is, the first thing to do is pare down and declutter. Don’t know where to begin? Consider reading Marie Kondo…

Is there anyone out there at all going into 2021 with the same tired new year resolutions that are always in play? Surely, there is not a soul reading this, or just in general, who has decided that this will be the year they get back into that pair of jeans from senior year of high school or…

Once upon a time — OK, in college — I was torn between philosophy and chemistry. They had a lot in common, principally that they were both systematic approaches to understanding how the world works.

While we’ve all surely “Face-timed” throughout the holiday season in years past, and for a while now, the idea of “Zooming” a huge, festive meal together — never mind maybe decorating the Christmas tree virtually — is completely anticlimactic. It flies in the face of what the season is all a…

Since March of this terrible horrible year, I’ve been making a practice of doing a gratitude list first thing every morning – sometimes even before I open my eyes. It helps ground me, gives me perspective and helps me face the day.

For those of you who were otherwise productively engaged – or not even here yet – 1977 was the year that “Happy Days,” a nostalgic TV comedy, strayed so far from its brief in an attempt to attract an audience that it lost all credibility.

I sat down at my desk today to write a very different column. I’d woken up at 4 a.m. and had been feeling a bit anxious and restless all day and was hoping that writing about our beloved RBG would calm me down. And then I picked up my phone to check in with my writing group and a message pop…

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When my daughter was little, we were blessed with a marvelous babysitter I will call Claire. Claire was pure sunshine and we loved her to bits. She was also full of stories and one I will never forget was about one of her first jobs as a sitter. She was to look after a precocious toddler whi…