She almost had it all.

The click of her heels commanded power.  Her shiny blonde bob and pristine black suit commanded perfection.  As her long legs strode effortlessly into our eighth grade classroom, she commanded my attention.  And she had it. Exuding confidence with each stroke of the chalk, she consulted the blackboard with bravado.  And there it was, staring … Continue reading

Magic of Love

“When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.” — Mitch Albom

The Glamour of Life: My DOs and DON’Ts

  As a young teenager, I couldn’t wait to open the crisp pages of a new glossy Glamour magazine.  With my hands gliding gently over the latest high-fashion looks, I would become immersed in a culture of luxury, beauty and, well, glamour.  It was all so rich—the high-brow of the cityscapes, the glitz of Hollywood … Continue reading

The only thing to take with you is love.

The beautiful glitter of friendship rubs off, one way or another, on both parties.  In a healthy friendship, much like any thriving relationship, people develop a symbiotic partnership in which mutualism takes place.  I wasn’t part of a healthy friendship.  Giving didn’t take place on both sides, and, in turn, an antipathetic symbiosis merged.  The … Continue reading