Gossip: The Jelly Donut

Gossip: The Jelly Donut

There's a tongue-in-cheek Hallmark card that shows two women in a restaurant. One of them is beckoning to the other, saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say about anyone, come sit by me!" We chuckle because we all know how delicious and seductive gossip can be—as long as you are not bothered by that old "do unto others" rule.

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Rooftop Friends

Rooftop Friends

. . . I played this small part in a brigade her closer friends had organized to help her through the ordeal of treatments. They created a schedule of shifts members of the group took alternately, so she never had to go to those appointments alone. I was glad to have done it once, even if a few hours seemed like a single drop in a big bucket against what she endured the last years of her life. . .

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