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A Simpler Christmas

I was reviewing my “to do” list today; you know, the one with all the items on it that still…

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Day. And all over America turkeys are being stuffed and shoved into ovens. Pies are baking. Tables are…

The Invisible Table

A few days ago I read a Thanksgiving essay by Mitch Albom, one of the authors whose books I thoroughly…

When Holidays Hurt

Once again we’re approaching that season. The big holiday season. Many of us are already preparing dishes ahead of time,…

Reflections on a Tragedy

Yesterday morning I woke up, a bit earlier than usual, with a heavy heart. Something was on my mind and…

It Happened Again….

Another fitful, restless night, waking up almost every hour, tossing and turning, strange dreams rolling around in my head. Even…

Now that the Election is Over

What now? Your candidates either won or lost. You’re either ecstatically happy, or angry and discouraged. You may have stayed…

On a Saturday Morning

Saturday morning in the Pittsburgh suburb of Squirrel Hill started like any other. Families prepared breakfast, read parts of the…