When Someone Dies

I’ll keep this post short and sweet because it’s Friday as well as Father’s Day weekend, and I don’t want to be glum or morose, but… The other day, a former student of mine passed away in an unfortunate car accident. She graduated in December. Those who knew her are saddened by her death, especially […]

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Drugs & The Price of Fame: A Commentary

Scores of super-talented people who work in the entertainment industry are plagued with demons…those primarily of drugs and alcohol. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death is yet another loss of a talented actor in the prime of his life and at the top of his game with an Oscar behind his belt and top directors seeking him […]

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Cry If You Want To

Yesterday’s explosions in Boston sent me into a tailspin. I remembered that feeling of sheer panic as we wondered where our loved ones were in New York on that fateful day in September of 2001. Nothing rocks your world like helplessness and uncertainty. And to our utter dismay, heartbreak, and true disbelief, my husband lost […]

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Discussing The Newtown Tragedy With My Children

Before I begin, I must apologize in advance. Those of you who normally read my blog for happy, go-lucky stories, will not find one here today. It breaks The Scribe’s heart to have to discuss this story, but I feel I must. Out of respect for the families who have lost a loved one, no […]

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Best Part About “Anna Karenina”? The Costumes

“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” ~ Leo Tolstoy This week, I went with my dear friend Diana to see “Anna Karenina.” It’s one of her favorite books by Leo Tolstoy. Admittedly, I’ve never read the book, though Tolstoy’s gift as a writer is something I should probably examine at […]

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Ellicott City Train Accident Is A Tragedy

Those of us who live in Ellicott City are saddened by the loss of two young, local girls, both 19 and in college, who lost their lives at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday morning when a train derailed in the heart of our picturesque town. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what a tragedy this […]

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