Holly jolly Christmas

Cheer, family, nuttiness, sweet and generous gifts, epiphanies, food aplenty. That was my Christmas weekend.On the train ride home, spent about an hour on the phone with a dear friend. She is wise and wonderful and a joy to talk to. Yet another gift.Then I came home...

Striking

The transit strike is over. Hopefully jarring our routines gave us a chance to pause and appreciate some things.I, for example, came away nearly unscathed and am ever grateful for that. I helped several folks navigate the PATH train system, which had added some trains...

Day by day

It’s that time of year to buy a calendar for my appointments and such. I’ve been using a desk-size one the last few years and it feels too cumbersome to me now. Yet I want one big enough to accommodate all my coaching appointments and social commitments....

Right

When do I watch Dr. Phil? Almost never. But yesterday I happened to catch part of his show and I keep thinking about something he said. It’s not a new thought, but certainly one that bears repeating at certain times in our lives.He was counseling a newly married...

Truth in art

I was reading a November issue of The New Yorker recently and found myself absorbed in an article about how Emile Zola and Paul Cezanne were the best of friends. That is, until Zola wrote a novel with a character based on Cezanne and the latter resented how he was...