Posted in April 2013


* Diary’s Facebook status – yesterday ~ There are studies on what I’m about to write. Lots of them. There are scores of posts out there on the topic, undoubtedly far better written than this one. Certainly they are better referenced and include links to, ya know, sciency stuff — studies and the like. I’ll … Continue reading

the juicy season

* *hurdling * So that was last night. Katie apparently missed the staff at the hospital and felt that it was time to say hi. She’s good like that. Doesn’t like to let too much time go by between visits. Not to worry, the concussion is mild and, although she feels pretty awful, she is … Continue reading

the golden hat

If we don’t believe that anything is possible for our children, who will? * Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Margret Ericsdottir, Director of the Golden Hat Foundation. Going into the conversation, I knew almost nothing about the foundation. I knew that it involved the beautiful, talented and gracious Kate Winslet. … Continue reading

here there and everywhere

* Dear readers, I’m fighting the clock. Again. I need more time. I’ve got so much I want to tell you. I still have to finish writing about my incredible conversation with Margret Ericsdottir, founder of this … … so that I can tell you about the driving force behind their mission. (Hint – it … Continue reading


* Since the moment last Monday when I was sitting at my desk in downtown Boston and a colleague shouted, “What the Hell just happened?” I’ve run through the expected gamut of emotions. I’ve been scared. I’ve been angry. I’ve been sad. I’ve been worried. I’ve been defiant. I’ve been resilient. And then something else … Continue reading

boston strong

* Today we open our doors. ~ Today we are one. ~ Today we lean on each other. ~ Today we hurt. Today we mourn. ~ Today we take stock. Today we begin to heal. ~ Today we rebuild. ~ Today we redefine bravery. Today we celebrate it. ~ Today we recognize beauty. Today we … Continue reading

what they can’t take

~ Dear Terrorist, Pay attention. This is how this is going to go. You had me exactly where you wanted me this morning. I was terrified. Because of you, we are ‘sheltered’ in our home. As per police orders, the door is locked, the alarm is on, and we are staying away from the windows. … Continue reading

where was god?

~ On the same day that two pipe bombs wrecked havoc upon my city, the news from Iraq was even more dire. The following is a transcript from an interview on PBS News: HARI SREENIVASAN: At least 55 people were killed in Iraq today in a string of coordinated bombings and other attacks. Dozens of … Continue reading

today we will do something

* * The blasts, which killed an 8-year-old boy and two others, marked a grotesque end to what should have been a celebration of triumph. At least 144 people were hospitalized, with at least 17 in critical condition and 25 in serious condition, officials said. At least 8 of the patients are children.  – CNN … Continue reading