Nothing Gold Can Stay

Yesterday, I visited my mother’s grave. It was the first time in 20 years. She died 45 years ago. I may sound like an unfeeling daughter, but my mother hated all the rituals surrounding death. There was no funeral (she was buried by cemetery staff); we had a memorial...

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Anticipation – Are These the Good Old Days?

This old song by Carly Simon has been running through my head for a few days, especially the refrain, and the last lines, “These are the good old days.” We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway And I wonder if I'm really with you now Or...

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If Only We Paid Closer Attention…

"History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes." Credited to Mark Twain As I’ve been holed up in my house like everyone else, I’ve developed an insatiable appetite for documentaries. Especially documentaries about horrible diseases. Morbid I know. I watched a...

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A deep distress hath humanized my soul.

Here is the entire stanza from a William Wordsmith’s poem published in 1807. So once it would have been—'tis so no more; I have submitted to a new control: A power is gone, which nothing can restore; A deep distress hath humanized my soul. Very prescient words written...

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We Need Each Other

“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation-- our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance. “ Daniel Kahneman   The past few weeks have really shaken our sense that our world rests on a secure foundation. And that...

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Travelling with Pomegranates

This is a blog that I wrote a few years ago, and it really resonated with women, especially mothers. So I thought I’d reprint it again during Women’s History Month. I really enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, and when I had a few moments in the...

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My own “Tennessee Mountain Home”

I’ve never paid much attention to Dolly Parton. I’ve admired her for being her own person and doing exactly what she wanted, but I haven’t listened to her music or visited Dollywood in Tennessee. A friend recently recommended the podcast “Dolly Parton’s America.” I...

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Did you see your shadow on Groundhog’s Day?

Will you have six more weeks of Winter or an early Spring? I’ve often wondered why we have Groundhog’s Day but haven’t wondered hard enough to google it. On a recent cold, cloudy, snow-packed day, I decided to look it up. It actually has Native American roots,...

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The Elephant in the Room

We’ve all heard the phrase, “the elephant in the room.” It’s defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “an obvious problem or difficult situation that people do not want to talk about. Difficult situations and unpleasant experiences. a (heavy) cross to bear idiom.” When...

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The Power of One

The title of a recent article in HBR, “How One Person Can Change the Conscience of an Organization” captured my attention as I often work with leaders who feel they can’t bring meaningful change to their organizations as they aren’t the CEO or they have a “difficult”...

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