Snowy pictures sent today from my Alma matter Northeastern University (CAMD),  of course it was to inspire donation at this time of freezing temperatures and blizzard snow like conditions.. Well it is cold out today, but we are having a very mild new england winter. It has on;y snowed about 3 inches this fall/ winter. I’ll call this money grab attempt snow blinded fundraising. 


With New Years eve upon us I would like to share a personal experience with you about drinking and driving. As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a “social session” out with friends. Well two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That’s when I did something that I’ve never done before – I took a cab home. Sure enough on the way home there was a police road block but since it was a cab they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real surprise as I had never driven a Yellow cab before, I don’t know where I got it and now that it’s in my driveway I don’t know what to do with it !


The year is waning fast, and it is precious time to us. We have the power to render others happy or unhappy.

We have the power to make their days light or burdensome, and their work a pleasure or a toil.

Our power lies in words or looks, in things so small that it is impossible to add and count them up.

Charles Dickens