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Hello World, It’s Me, Greyson!

It’s 6 am and I’m sitting on the tarmac at Newark Airport, a little annoyed by the delay. Waking up at 4 am, rushing around like my house was on fire, racing to the airport, missing the exit, silently screaming at the thought that I might miss my plane, only to hurry up and wait. … Continue reading

June, The Month of New Beginnings

I love June. June is the month of my birth, so perhaps that’s the reason……. but since I’m not a big birthday person, I’m sure that’s not it. As a kid, June signified the end of the school year, the beginning of the carefree days of summer, Johnnie, the ice-cream man, Manhattan Beach, and hours … Continue reading

My Baby is Having a Baby!

Finding myself in my daughter’s labor and delivery room was somewhat surreal. I can’t begin to describe the indescribable love and closeness I feel for my daughter so the very idea of witnessing her in abject pain was something I didn’t know if I was really prepared for.   Because my daughter’s pregnancy was considered … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: A New Beginning

The dishes have all been cleared, the last of the food put away. As I reflect on the day’s events I realized that this Thanksgiving was a Thanksgiving like no other. I grew up pretty much in a silo, as we were a small family with not too many aunts, uncles, and cousins, at least … Continue reading

The Engagement Party

Yesterday, two families celebrated the engagement of two very special people, my daughter Brooke and her fiance Kelly Ann. Two families who, with a few exceptions, were virtual strangers. As the host of the party, I had the usual anxiety that rears its ugly head whenever I find myself in the midst of planning and … Continue reading

The Engagement

As I peered over my glasses surreptitiously, I watched the small attractive woman quicken her stepwhile crossing the parking lot not wanting to be late for the 4 pm meeting. From this moment on the lives of this virtual stranger and I will be forever and inextricably interwoven like the intricate threads of a multicolored … Continue reading