December 31, 2014

Thank You So, So Much

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Thank You So, So Much

If you told me 20 years ago I would be listing all that I’m thankful for as my head hits the pillow every night, I’d have looked at you like you were crazy. Sure, I was grateful for some things in my life, but honestly I attributed most of them to my own hard work and boundless energy. I rarely stopped and counted my blessings. Now it’s like I can’t stop. All day long sometimes. The bird that lands on the bench where I’m writing. Grateful. The sunny day that makes me put my arms out in disbelief like I’m

Water Beckons and I Go

One day back in 2002, or maybe it was 2003, I was taking a power walk down at the waterfront promenade in Hoboken, N.J. It was a gorgeous day and I stared longingly at the boats going by. Ah, to be on the water, I thought. And then it occurred to me there was no reason the ferry had to be a commuting vessel. I could just go for a ride. At this point I was literally walking next to the storied old ferry terminal. Uh, hello. Holy obvious, Batman. My sneakers led the way and I hopped on. It