Coronavirus / Family / Friendship / Happiness / Joy / Pandemic / Turning point

At last, no training wheels!

An extended family I befriended in my neighborhood includes a 5-year-old girl just learning to ride her bicycle. I have become acquainted with her parents, grandparents and uncle, but have had no success striking up a conversation with her – until yesterday. Yesterday came the horrific news that 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die of … Continue reading

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Friendship / Gilda's Club / Healing / Kindness & Compassion / Survivor

My cancer journey: Blossoming at Gilda’s Club

After my cancer diagnosis in 2014, I mostly maintained radio silence. Close friends and family knew about my condition, but I didn’t utter a word on social media. I did attend prostate support group meetings where I received valuable practical advice. But I what really needed was for someone to throw me an emotional lifeline. … Continue reading

Building Harmony / Friendship / Kindness / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Matters of the Heart

Random Acts of Kindness report

My wife and I decided to get a head start on Random Acts of Kindness Week in mid-February. It was fulfilling for us to step outside our immediate cares and concerns to extend a hand to others. Our Kindness Journal was a daily reminder to be considerate of neighbors, assist strangers in need and to … Continue reading