Category: Change

Angels: They’re Not Just for Christmas Anymore

This time of year there are angels everywhere: in malls, on Christmas cards, hanging from my neighbor’s roof — you name it. I like the ones at Rockefeller Center myself: We tend to focus on the one angel who brought

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What Goes Around…

One of my Facebook friends has been sharing some hairy details of a family feud.  It’s not pretty.  The stories she tells are awful: stalking, theft of property promised on a parent’s death bed, and far too many cruel words.

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The Power of Thanks/Giving

With Thanksgiving upon us, I’m seeing tons of ads for Black Friday.  “Sale! Sale! Sale!”  “Buy! Buy! Buy!” This is the time of year when people line up at 5 in the morning, just to pick up some ginormous flatscreen

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Sandy — And What She Left Behind

It was about a week ago that I woke up and realized that my house was still standing after Hurricane Sandy.  The days prior to it were a blur of stocking up on food, batteries, gasoline; taking down all my

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What You Can Learn 23 Feet Up

It was one of those Bucket List things that brought me to Trapeze School in New York City.  I figured it would be fun, not to mention a good cocktail party story (assuming that I didn’t end up in the

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Family Feuds for the Enlightened

Yesterday, I did a reading for a woman who’s family was less the Cleavers and more The Addams Family.  Actually, now that I think about it, it was more like the Corleones. Anyway, she was being driven absolutely ’round the bend by

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Back-To-School….and Fearless

My great-niece, Ella Ruby, starts 2nd grade today.  She is totally chuffed, excited about her new teacher, backpack and classroom.  She doesn’t care that she knows nothing about 2nd grade math– she just plans to tackle it and get as

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Five-Minute Feng Shui

I just did a major purge of old books, DVDs and some truly hideous gifts.  It wasn’t so much to provide shelf-filler for the local Goodwill as it was to make some feng shui fixes in my house. Feng shui

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Drag Queens and The Devil

I’m obsessed with drag queens.  I love them.  RuPaul’s Drag Race is my not-so-guilty pleasure, and To Wong Foo is one of my favorite movies. Now what could a middle-aged Methodist from a small town who personally prefers Land’s End

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Living In the Past (Life)

There’s something really tantalizing about the idea of having lived before.  I’m not talking about that life before entering the Witness Protection Program — I mean the ones that had you riding alongside Charlemagne, or hanging on a barge with

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