By: Jack Levine
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s remember that the holiday’s name is a compound word – Thanks and Giving. Each of us has much to be thankful for – our lives, families, friendships, and hopefully, work that fulfills us. Thanking those who we love, admire, depend upon, and have work relationships with [...]
In anticipation of the Monday, January 17th Martin Luther King Day celebration, I hope you will enjoy this personal reflection, and please share it with family, friends and colleagues.
It was late August, 1963. I was 12. I remember my father calling me into his room. The radio was on, and I heard cheering. It [...]
10 Ways to Nurture a Sense of the Sacred
As the holidays approach, I worry about the influence our material culture has on our grandkids. At a young age, children are being taught to believe that if they just have the perfect toy or electronic gadget, their lives will be perfect. Being adults, we know [...]
I scored my nanny at a funeral. My cousin’s mother-in-law had died so as long as she had gone to a better place, couldn’t her caregiver come to live with me?
hen our grandsons first came to live with me, I thought: I can handle this. But handling a three-month old and an almost two [...]
On the bank of a chill wetland my wife and I waited for dawn. Redwing blackbirds flapped through the half-light. At the welcome glow of sunrise, a dubious chickadee perched almost within reach.
A Canada goose sprawling on her nest dangled one webbed foot carelessly. “Like a princess,” my wife remarked.
Lots of action, but [...]
I arrived in the US when I was 6 years old along with my family, who, like many others, were fleeing Europe on the eve of World War II. I can recall standing on the deck of the Rex, a legendary ocean liner, as my father pointed to the Statue of Liberty.
That memory has [...]
The term “man crush” is often used to describe when a male becomes enamored with another male. For genuinely platonic reasons. Out of admiration and a desire to get to know the other as a friend, a buddy, a bro.
Well, please keep this a secret, but I have a sort of man crush of [...]