I have carried a notebook every day since age 7, and one of the “rules” I invented along the way is writing a quote on the first page before I am allowed to write anything else. Once the journal is filled, I write a different, complementary quote on the last page. I am not particularly […]Continue Reading


The Boston Marathon is a joyous occasion. A sea of spectators outlines Boylston Street to cheer and encourage waves of runners in bright shirts and colorful sneakers. A woman runs by pushing a young girl curled up in a wheelchair. “You’re doing great!”, yells someone in the crowd. Sid holds my hand and we make […]Continue Reading


Society is now such that our online identity is as important as our physical one. In an effort to take control of my online presence, I decided to create this site. Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon to see what’s new.   PS –  I apologize to the other Lina […]Continue Reading