“May I Help the Following Customer?”

I was recently in a chain store in the middle of Manhattan with a long line of customers waiting to check out. When the person paying had finished gathering their belongings and left the register, the clerk called, “The following customer?” Woah! I thought. Don’t we say,’next customer’ in English? I thought perhaps this was just an…

Got stuff?

Too bad… It’s  likely that no one else wants your furniture, china, or collectibles. At a presentation called “Keep the best and get rid of the rest” sponsored by the Arlington County, VA 55+ program, presenter Matthew Quinn of Quinn’s Auction Galleries gave a “State of the stuff” status report. Shift happens The 20th century Great…

Magical HISTORY Tour

Last night it was Ossining Historical Society Museum. Last week the venue was Scattered Books Bookstore in Chappaqua. I’m on a roll — meeting fans of history and avid readers in two of my haunts close to home. THANK YOU to all friends and fans who joined me in celebrating my book launch last week.…

Only connect…

The antidote is grace; the action is prayer; the solution is community Do you crave an experience of the sacred? Are you aware of a God-shaped hole that you spend your life trying to fill? There’s much that we don’t understand, which draws us to people or organizations that can guide us. Religions are institutions…

What am I not seeing?

I get eye exams conscientiously. Apparently, I’m at risk for glaucoma and retinal detachment. I’d rather monitor my eye health than wait for a problem to ambush me. So, each year, I go through a comprehensive exam with visual fields screening and dilation. The visual fields test diagrams each eye’s blind spot, a segment without…