Category Archives: Family and Friends

Bake Cookies!

That’s what Maida Heatter yelled at her TV. A doctor was talking about the ways you could reduce stress. He started listing ways: Exercise. Diet. Yoga. Take a walk. “I yelled, ‘Bake cookies.’ ” “Baking cookies is a great escape,” … Continue reading

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Moral Gravity

This weekend I’ve been gathered in a 50th reunion with classmates from Haverford College, class of 1968. Perhaps four dozen of us returned, many with spouses. We were an all-male class of 144 when we entered, something like 100 or … Continue reading

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My Family

May 8, 2015 Today would have been my Dad’s 96th birthday. This past Saturday, my older son Tommy married Randall Johnston in Little Rock, Arkansas. These are just the two most prominent reasons I’m thinking about my family today. “Family” … Continue reading

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Robert G. Trout, 1922-2013

March 8, 2013 My father-in-law, Dr. Robert Gates Trout, will be laid to rest today. He passed from this life to the next on Monday, from complications of a stroke he suffered last May. The obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer … Continue reading

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