Friendship

Letters

Last week, the passing of Steve Jobs had everyone talking.  And writing.  Or should I say “tweeting?”  Apparently, Twitter accounts all over the world were busier than usual as the news spread.  Jobs didn’t invent computers or cell phones.  But he made them exciting in a way no one else had.  He took the world of information and put it in the palms of our hands, directing his company to concentrate on ease of use – as well as a cool, “wow” factor.

Best Friends -- Male Edition

It’s a funny thing.  While female friendship seems fairly new to Hollywood, male friendship has been a part of movies and television from the beginning.  Even Wings, the first Academy Award for Best Picture winner, was about best friends serving together in World War I.

Small but Mighty

When I was in elementary school my teacher, Miss Rice, read to the class every day after lunch. In third grade, I fell in love with a mouse when she shared, what I now consider to be a children's classic book, The Mouse and The MotorcycleIt was that point that I was truly hooked into becoming a reader.

Forever Friends

 

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”   Henry David Thoreau

On the Shelf: The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives

I wasn't sure I'd like The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis, but the reviews I’d read had been good. I was also intrigued by the premise - thirteen wealthy-ish women pool their resources to purchase a very expensive diamond necklace.
 
My first thought, as I opened the book was dismissive – divas with too much time on their hands and money to burn. By the end of the first chapter, I began to realize how wrong I was.
 
I loved the camaraderie of these women, their kindness to each other and to others in their Ventura, CA community, and the fun they had (and continue to have) with the necklace they named Jewelia (too cute!). I'd love to have these women for friends. They are wealthy (not to mention generous and supportive) in ways that can’t be measured in dollars and cents.
 
I highly recommend their heartwarming, life-affirming story.
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