Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sticks, Stones and Excalibur

“Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words will break your heart.”  How many among us endured childhood teasing and then were told that words could never hurt us?  Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s simply not true.   Linda McCartney altered the famous nursery rhyme in an interview when asked how she felt about the comments that critics made about her.  She finished by saying “…but you have to learn not to care.”  I agree, in […]


Foul-Weather Friends

There is a raging debate swirling in my head about which is harder on the heart: losing a fair-weather friend or the foul-weather kind.   The fair-weather friend only wants to walk in your world when the climate is sunny and cheerful, which one dictionary loosely defines as “one who is only there in good times and gone in the bad”, so I think you get the gist, easily enough, of what a foul-weather friend is.   Time has been good […]