Taking the time to listen

Taking the time to listen

Last Thursday, I was expecting to meet a friend for coffee. It had been too long since we last caught up, and I was very much looking forward to our conversation. When he called to say there had been a change of circumstance at his end of the equation, I immediately...

When speeches do not go to plan

People have been calling British Prime Minister Theresa May’s most recent speech a disaster of epic proportions. According to one report, “Ms May needed a strong speech to help fight off rivals to her job, including ambitious Foreign Secretary Boris...

Making movie magic

The first item on my to do list today was SLEEP, and sleep I did until shortly before lunch. Getting home at 4:33 in the morning will do that to a person who is normally in la-la land by 9:30 at night. But I have an excellent reason for my pre-dawn date with...
One blog or two?

One blog or two?

Since June 2009, I have been writing a blog called words at random. That started when a friend suggested it as an online vehicle for my writing. Despite a few hiccups and time outs, it has been a fun and quirky way to share my thoughts, concerns, ideas and stories. At...
Community outreach for freelancers

Community outreach for freelancers

Coffee shops can provide an instant community and a much-needed time out from our day-to-day. Last Friday, my friend Miriam retired from public service. Ever since, it’s been go, go, go for her, with farewell events, lunches and get togethers with family and friends,...