Cracks in our facade

Relatives of two (likely) victims of the tragic Champlain condominium collapse in Miami stated that their loved ones mentioned hearing a loud cracking sound the night before the building crumbled. A 2018 inspection of the complex revealed several serious structural issues that were supposedly scheduled to be remedied in 2021.. a full three years after…

Are we there yet?

This past week-end’s pride parade in Ft Lauderdale ended in tragedy when a truck plowed into the group of marchers killing one participant. The mayor, who was at the event, immediately decried it as a terror attack against the LGBTQ+ community. The press went wild calling it Florida’s “Charlottesville moment.” Trump was blamed for spreading…

WHOA!!

One of my favorite stories of all time is the Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. In this classic 1837 tale, swindlers pretend to make the Emperor an expensive new outfit out of cloth that only smart people can see. Needless to say there is no cloth, but no one wants to tell his…

I won’t smile and you can’t make me.

I remember a friend once telling me that she had “every right to be miserable.”  I was trying to lift her spirits after a break-up and she was having absolutely none of it. No doubt she had every reason to be sad, I would have been sad too…but she wasn’t explaining her reason to me..she…

Soo, What did you have for dinner last night?

“According to the Chicago research firm Food Genius, as many as 80% of Americans don’t make plans for dinner until at least 4 p.m. the same day.”- WSJ, June 7, 2019 WHAAAAT?!?! And here I thought I was the ONLY loser pulling frozen bricks of chicken out of the freezer at 5:30 p.m. frantically defrosting…

No Holds Barred Friendship

One of my kids was telling me about some pretty harsh advice a friend recently shared with her. Painful as it might have been to hear it, it’s a gift to have dear friends who can be frank and honest without fear of damaging the relationship. Do you have no holds barred friends? These are…