You are only as old as you look…

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My friend Julie is a knockout. We have been friends for over twenty years since we both lived in Charlotte. Our daughters became friends when their family had moved from Connecticut, and Julie and I followed suit. Twenty years or … Continued

Let Us Remember

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Facebook this morning is full on reminiscences about 9/11. It’s amazing how the mention of this date washes a tidal wave of feelings over me, and I am sick to my stomach. I’m sure everyone has their own story to … Continued

Murphy for President!

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Dear Friends, I am reading a book called Fatal Grace by Louise Penny set in a small village outside Montreal called Three Pines. Aside from the murders that occur on a regular basis there and which form the basis for … Continued


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My good friend Janine Thoma and I trade book suggestions, and she highly recommended a biography called Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations, by Georgina Howell. I had never heard of Bell, but her story should be … Continued