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...
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,...