“Procrastination is the thief of time,” was one of my great grandmother’s favorite sayings. She would trot it out when she wanted me to finish a task for her, complete a homework assignment, or write a long neglected thank you note to an elderly relative. I ignored her quite often, and no dire results ensued.
Twelve Ways to Connect with Family this Christmas By Pam Pacelli Cooper President, Verissima Productions A few weeks ago, I read a compelling article in The New York Times by Tony Schwartz Titled, “Addiction to Distraction,” it pulled me up short about my own constant presence on the Internet. The last few words of the
As we approach the Fourth of July in the middle of an election year, I find myself thinking a great deal about the concept of an ethical will, and connecting that concept with what I consider to be the ethical will that our founders left us—the Preamble to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“Can you imagine us years from today Sharing a park bench quietly How terribly strange to be seventy” –Simon and Garfunkel, “Old Friends” As a young girl growing up on the south side of Chicago, I remember going out to do errands and seeing the old women with their charming, pancake-shaped hats and their
“You are not truly dead until there is no one left who remembers you.” —African proverb Every Memorial Day eve, my son’s adopted Portuguese grandmother would say, “We’re going to the graves, would Sam like to come?” As someone raised to stay away from cemeteries unless there were a funeral, I found this odd. “Are you