Category Archives: Writing

Airborne!

Airborne!

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero A marvelous montage of four very recognizable ladies graced an article in the NY Times on February 1, 2019. The title is, ‘70 and Female Is the New Cool’, and the pictures were of Nancy Pelosi, Glenn Close, Maxine Waters and Susan Zirinsky, all superstars from media,… Continue Reading

Live and In Person~ or the hand on the page

Live and In Person~ or the hand on the page

  Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson ******** Let’s face it; we’re all struggling to control the use of this addictive substance called technology. I was most aware of it recently during a news program about modern musicians who’ve started to ban cell phones and videos from their performances. The young guitarist being interviewed… Continue Reading

The Stranger We Must Know

The Stranger We Must Know

There are moments when I really feel more clearly than ever that I am in the company of my own person. ~Anna Swir​   Not long ago, walking aimlessly between competing appointments as one does in New York City, I was suddenly filled with a feeling of who I was before life made me who… Continue Reading

First Impressions

First Impressions

  “I hear not the volumes of sound merely–I am moved by the exquisite Meanings” —Walt Whitman    ************** Observing attentively is the best way to satisfy one’s curiosity, and the mainstay of the creative life. Leonardo da Vinci had an easy way to do it: take the scene, event or idea apart, piece by piece,… Continue Reading

Artful Aging

Artful Aging

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” —Eleanor Roosevelt  *  *  *  * Wise Aging Workshops, reads the title in a brochure for fall offerings in continuing education. I had a problem deciding if the workshops were meant to be aging themselves, or they were about doing… Continue Reading