In his latest Pinkcast, Dan Pink asks: why are successful people so lonely? To help find the answer, Dan engages the help of Arthur Brooks, Harvard professor and author of From Strength to Strength. Brooks claims that the problem is that while successful people may have many friends — they may not be the right kind. … Continue reading If This Is True, Then I Should Have Lots of Real Friends
A few years ago I wrote a post about our youngest son Pat, after he had received an award from the Williams Syndrome Association. It was a proud day for all of us, and in the years since, Pat has only added to the places he's traveled to, the friends he has made, the concerts he … Continue reading Writing from the Heart
"In the decade since streaming TV technology ushered in the concept of binge viewing, the “rewatch” has evolved as a phenomenon with motivations and rituals of its own. While bingeing is associated with devouring new shows, rewatching is more about savoring old favorites." Wall Street Journal Who doesn't like to just occasionally plop down in front … Continue reading The King of Queens and the Paradox of Choice
If you're of a certain age, you may well remember Sally Field's famous Oscar Acceptance speech in 1985 when she won Best Actress for her role in Places in the Heart. Here is a short clip of her speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FJtsL8AJx0 Field's gushing acceptance speech is well remembered and has since been both admired as earnest … Continue reading Maybe Sally Field Was Speaking for All of Us
Those were the words of one of my dinner companions tonight, a good friend I have known for 37 years. We actually met in a Lamaze class in 1982 when our spouses were pregnant with our first child, and from that humble beginning, a close, long-lasting relationship was formed. The World Wide Web wasn't created … Continue reading “I Wish the Internet Had Never Been Invented.”
I think a perfect way to start my 30-day blogging challenge is to express my gratitude to those who have been such an important part of my life. The easiest way for me to do this will be in chronological order, so here goes! Thank you to my parents for their unconditional love and support and … Continue reading Thank you!