Mindset reset

Last year’s Ash Wednesday was near the end of February. The weekend after Lent began, we met our friends, Jane and her husband, in Times Square for dinner and a musical. Wow—were we innocent, or naïve? We had begun hearing about a virus, but it still seemed somewhere over there. No qualms about riding in…

Sisterhood [guest post by Cathy Sterling]

This has been an interesting week for me… one of being drawn by the words in several different books; one of enjoying zoom calls, texts, and emails with family and friends; and one that has led me into much reflection about “sisterhood”… I started reading a Jan Karon book Mom gave me years ago that…

2020 Hindsight

My first blog of the year was called 20/20 Foresight. This essay will serve as a concluding bookend, an epitaph for the year that is coming to a close. I’ve now gone back a few times and looked at my 2020 vision book. I wanted to see why we had been blindsided. A vision board…

The walls

In mid-November, we took a mini-vacation: riding bikes to to downtown DC. The sunny day and mild temperature contributed to the lovely fall day. We acted like hometown tourists, except for being in the midst of a tumultuous election aftermath and a still surging pandemic. A few weeks earlier, some of the Smithsonian museums had…