A Survivor’s Wife Remembers 9-11

As told to her friends Verlie McAlister Edwards and Leanne Kinsey Ivey Editor’s note: Twenty years after terrorists flew American Airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon, Mel Birdwell, the wife of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell, shares her remembrances of the day and the...

Sisters by Choice: Zoomer Sisters

We joined a program promoting healthy eating for weight loss. The rules are: No flour, no sugar, eat only at mealtime, and weighing and measuring your food. It is recommended that you align yourself with other followers for greater success. Members have the ability to...

Secrets of Lykke

The Secrets of Lykke Lykka (pronounced LOOKA) is the Danish word for happiness. Some studies show Denmark as the “happiest country in the world” so how do they define happiness and how do they achieve it? And, finally, what can the rest of us do to achieve Lykke? Meik...

I Am My Father’s Daughter

by Lori Levy Blessings From My Father There is a phrase in Judaism often used when speaking of a deceased loved one, “Zikhronoh livracha,” which translates to, “may his memory be for a blessing.” It is a saying that can bring comfort to those who are grieving and...

Broadway During the Pandemic

By Kathy Strain I have been lucky to wear many hats during my lifetime that have fulfilled me and brought me joy. But the hat of serving as a contributing editor for an international website called Broadway World (https://www.broadwayworld.com/author/Kathy-Strain) has...

Sisters by Choice: Sister Chiefs

By Rochelle Dornatt “Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” “Not sisters by blood, but sisters by heart.” Life on Capitol Hill was Rochelle Dornatt’s life. She loved (mostly) every minute of the almost three...

Uncle Lutz

by Ruth Anne Wood My friend Lutz (82) strung up and tuned my new violin the day it arrived in mid December 2020. He started playing violin as a boy in Germany and smuggled it out of his birthplace. He still plays in an orchestra, folk song society and Gilbert &...

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