Archive | February 2012
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Yesterday I read a Boston Globe column by reporter Farah Stockman about the harassing phone calls she received from her bank last year. PNC Bank called Stockman repeatedly while she was reporting from war-torn Pakistan because they claimed she owed them 64 cents. The international cell phone calls were costing her $3.00 a minute but […]
Angela, a middle-aged owner of a small business, heard recently that her 89-year-old father Charles was getting married to Mary, his 78-year-old girlfriend. Angela’s reaction? While genuinely happy for her dad, she also felt fear, because she was worried that her inheritance was in jeopardy. A few weeks ago I asked Sandwich Lady readers to […]
For decades, my Aunt Rita gave my dad a totally-made-from-scratch cherry pie every Washington’s birthday/Presidents Day. Her pies had that classic, homemade character, without that machine-made look you get even in a decent bakery pie. The lattice was pleasing but not precise; the thick crust around the rim bore her knuckle’s imprint; a crescent of […]
My loyal followers know of my obsession with Words With Friends, the online Scrabble-like game that you play with friends. My blog about it was on “Freshly Pressed” and had more than 10,000 views over a three-day period. Many of you started following The Sandwich Lady after that blog, and I’ve gotten to know many […]
Saddened to hear that Jeffrey Zaslow, the Wall Street Journal reporter who immortalized Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture,” died yesterday. Tragically, his car went off course on a snowy street and crashed into a truck. Zaslow covered Pausch’s last lecture, bringing the Carnegie Mellon professor and his life philosophy to international renown. Pausch died of pancreatic […]
The happiest people, I’ve been told, have a sense of purpose: a mission they are passionate about, children to care for, a class to teach, a milestone to reach. They are energetic and industrious, unable or unwilling to stay still. They have things to accomplish every day, and a brightly burning drive to fill their […]