May 20, 2020

Seventh Floor During “New York Pause”

When the novel coronavirus struck New York City earlier this year, my neighbors seemed to know that we’d support each other and our community in small but meaningful ways.
April 2, 2020

She Won’t Be the Last

I could hear her loud and clear, she had a need and she was prepared to advocate for it with an emotional appeal
September 8, 2019

Not a Walk in the Park

Dear Rhoda, I want to communicate a few things that aren't followed by the response of, “I can’t hear you.” We are all gathered today at your memorial and according to the Buddhists your soul is still hovering among us.
May 12, 2019

If I should need a nursing home

My beautiful, smart, hot shot daughter is a seasoned Nurse Practitioner and Associate Director of Nursing for heart transplant program at a major New York City hospital. She is also witty, comedic and she keeps me laughing. Here I will quote her and maybe it’s a joke, “Mother, if you remain as difficult and grumpy when you are old and in need of care as you are now, then off to the nursing home you will go!”
April 10, 2019

If It’s Wednesday

Wednesday is her caregiving day. That’s not to say she does not self-identify as a caregiver on the other six days, or change her caregiving schedule if something comes up, but on Wednesday you can count on the day being reserved for this purpose.
March 28, 2018

Yes I Can Can