Category Archives: Friendship

Cosmopolitan

When I see the word “cosmopolitan”, thoughts of modernity, cutting edge thinking, broad-minded compassion, and global inclusivity flood my mind. The look and sound of the word somehow seems contemporary and very smart. Of course cosmopolitan is a quite ancient … Continue reading

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Promising More Than You Can Perform

One of the most disappointing of betrayals is the failure of someone to follow through on a promise. All of us have probably been on the receiving end of such letdowns. On the other hand, most of us may have … Continue reading

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The Good Life

One of my acquaintances collects jewelry, really fine quality jewelry. Her hobby is one that can only be pursued by people of comfortable means. Her husband inherited great wealth and she sells real estate. By any common standard the couple … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

The holiday season is an especially beautiful time for children. I decided to underline my holiday greeting to you by sharing a couple of winter holiday photographs from my childhood. These old black and white snapshots were not labeled but … Continue reading

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Silence Is Complex

One of the qualities I most like about my friend Jorge, is his ability to be silent when we’re together. ¬†Certainly we do our fair share of talking about what’s important in our lives, but it’s the silence that communicates … Continue reading

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When Do I Belong?

Sam and I were caucusing in my living room solving the problems of the world. We were doing quite well at brainstorming brilliant solutions that would work miracles if only we could convince someone of power and influence about our … Continue reading

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The Narcissist Next Door

“Where do you place yourself on the sliding scale of egotism from shrinking wallflower to narcissist?” My friend Jorge really knows how to put me on the spot. I answered that it changes from day to day and even hour … Continue reading

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