MAKING FRIENDS AS AN ADULT   You Can’t Make Old Friends .  This is the title of a duet with Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers .   Even if you are not a fan of country music, the sentiments imparted by the lyrics speak to a universal truth for all of us; friendships take time and energy to grow.  It is important to

A Marriage Story in Chapters Since mid-life is often a time when we feel the need take stock of our lives, it seems our 25th, or “silver,” anniversary is the perfect catalyst for some reflection on our marriage story; the timeline of events and subsequent emotions that tie it all together. The meanderings herein are my way of processing and organizing my feelings about marriage and