Debutante’s walking meditation

My mom, who grew up in the working class outskirts of Pittsburgh, wanted to rear me with ‘proper manners.’ Some kids called our small town Hicksville.  Our state, Pennsyltucky. Nevertheless, thanks to my mom, I learned: -how to curtsy (still waiting for the Queen to invite me to tea to make use of this), -how…

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Altitude Therapy

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman Last week I was “on vacation” in the majestic Smokey Mountains – “on vacation” with quotation marks because I was up every night, all week, with my darling youngest daughter, who had a nasty chest cough that reappeared every…