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Friday Musings: Follow me

Friday Musings: Follow me

This Friday Musings post begins with a question: when it comes to making a choice about something, do you follow your heart or head? Do you place more faith in your intuition or in your ability to reason? I suppose some of you might answer that it depends on the decision being made. There are certain matters that are better off decided by our heads, like those related to jobs, or finances, or education. You could make that argument. And you could just as easily try to convince

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Friday Musings: Head-on Collision

Friday Musings: Head-on Collision

Last Friday I wrote a post about relationships that begin like trains pulling into the station on parallel tracks. The few minutes that we spend waiting for passengers to step off and step on give us just enough time to glance over and notice the other person. If our lives are in sync then we’ll have an opportunity to begin something meaningful. If they’re not, then we may keep missing one another, forever trying in vain to pull into that platform at the same time. But there’s another type of

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Friday Musings: Parallel Tracks

Friday Musings: Parallel Tracks

I was in a restaurant in Princeton, NJ last week called The Dinky Bar & Kitchen that’s in a former train station. Most of the original architecture of the station remains intact: the high arched ceilings, the windows, the pass through areas where you would have purchased tickets. Even the menus resemble the old black and white train time schedules, that would change with that quiet whirring kind of noise. It made me think of a recent conversation that I had with my youngest son about the way things like

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Friday Musings: Kicking and Screamng

Friday Musings: Kicking and Screamng

As you all know, I have a new granddaughter who is just one-month-old as of yesterday, and she has brought such a particular sense of joy into my life. It continues to amaze me that there is a new little person in the world who is connected to me in such a profound way. That joy doubles for me because I have a son and daughter-in-law who have shared her with me so willingly, right from the experience of her birth, and I already feel as though we have something special going on between us. Everyone said

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Friday Musings: The Downward Spiral

Friday Musings: The Downward Spiral

I’ve had lots of conversation recently about breakups, and the way in which we heal from them. We’ve all been through it at one time or another, probably beginning when we were about thirteen or so. Can you remember that first time? We were with this boy or this girl and we thought things were going along swimmingly, when suddenly they were done with us, and we felt absolutely devastated. We cried to our friends, we listened to sad songs that made us cry even more, and we thought we’d never find another

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