Archive for September, 2011

Thanks, Joe

The other day, I spent over an hour on the phone with customer service. As I repeated my problem and personal information to each new rep to take the line – listening to long stretches of hold music in between – my patience began to thin and my voice began to rise. I quickly became […]

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There is a common perception that people who are good at one thing – visual arts, for example – will be poor at another (sports, math, writing). But as my husband is fond of saying, I’m gonna have to call bulls#@% on that. In reality, some of the most articulate people I know are artists. […]

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Blind Eye

There is a saying I first heard on an episode of the ’90s sitcom Blossom: “Don’t sit front row at the ballet; it will spoil the illusion.” Our memories often hold on to illusions. When you think of spending time at the shore, for example, leisurely strolls along the sand or gentle waves breaking underfoot […]

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For many of us, it can be a challenge to live in the moment. Not to think too far ahead, whether at something you look forward to (summer vacation?) or something you dread (back to school). The passing of a season – particularly summer – can bring a twinge of sadness. However, there is a […]

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