My Spouse, My Teacher

Sometimes my baser nature steps forward in the form of crankiness. I reflect back to a time I got cranky at a concert, which featured a world-famous violinist. We were there as a Father’s Day treat for my husband. My crankiness was in response to the fact that there was a big shortage of programs, […]

Teaching Moments

She’s being really difficult. She is our 8-year-old granddaughter, whose world is upside down because she has been outvoted in the selection of a restaurant for our lunch. The seven of us are seated at our table: our granddaughter and her two siblings, her parents, and her Granddad and I. Her mother keeps her tone […]

My Teacher


Argh! I’m trying to load photos onto a website that is purported to be designed for sharing photos. One would think it would be an intuitive process since this is supposedly the website’s purpose for existing. I’ve tried numerous ways, numerous times. Failure. Over and over again — failure.

I grunt. I growl. I […]

One of My Greatest Teachers


I hear my spouse’s words play repeatedly in my head. “That’s okay,” he says. “He needs to win. I need to give.”

We have just taken our place in what appears obvious to us to be the end of a block-long queue for a taxi stand at one of the world’s busiest airports. […]