“It’s a Free Country”

“It’s a Free Country”

MaryEllen, Kate’s best friend, their dog and Kate “It’s a Free Country”  We were a Lutheran family although my mother was raised Catholic. She became a Lutheran later in life. It may have had something to do with the fact that we lived across...
“Where Were You When?”

“Where Were You When?”

When we planned the themes for 2021, we couldn’t have foreseen the events that would occur and how much the word freedom would come to mean to all of us, especially now.  Thank you, Cheryl, for your insightful reflections.  What Freedom Means Martin Luther King,...
The Three “Presents”

The Three “Presents”

Following our discussion of “Being Present”, Cheryl Farrell looks at the word “present” and challenges us to stay in the now. Thank you, Cheryl! There are at least three ways to use the word “present.” One is to receive a gift and a second is...
Being Totally Completely Present

Being Totally Completely Present

As the saying goes, what happens in acting class stays in acting class Yes, it is true. You share things with fellow actors in an acting class that your nearest and dearest family members may not even know. In a great class, like that of the brilliant Gordon Hunt, you...
West Point Dedication

West Point Dedication

My elder son went to the United States Military Academy, commonly known as West Point. Parents were invited for grand occasions and ceremonies. But one November during his second year at West Point, I had a business trip to Manhattan and decided to visit him during a...

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