I wrote this poem for my good friend, Nicole, who was running her 5th marathon almost a year ago today. Inspired by the etymology of her name, from the Greek ‘nike’, meaning ‘victory’, (how appropriate for a runner!), both of us feeling run down by the ongoing covid care at the hospital we both workContinue reading “Nike!”

Friendship, Loyalty, Love

The Claddagh ring. In existence since the 17th century, belongs to a group of rings called, fede rings, derived from the Italian phrase, “mani in fede”, meaning “hands joined in faith”.  The gesture of clasping hands goes back to the times of Ancient Rome where it was indicative of an exchange of vows. A powerfulContinue reading “Friendship, Loyalty, Love”