What is a New Year?

The elderly woman was happy throughout our conversation, but her gaze went out to a point somewhere behind me when, in concluding the appointment, she added, “I sure hope the new year will be better than this one!” She exhaled and left my office with her daughter. It is a common comment and sentiment in December, and I gave it no thought until recently. Read the rest of this entry »

Nous Sommes Paris!

Earlier this year in January the world, in solidarity with Paris, declared, “Je suis Charlie!”  Now and again our hearts go out to the city (and also with Russia).  This time the slogan of solidarity seems to be “Nous sommes Paris!”

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