Avery’s personal philosophy: Better to be cheated than not to help people in need.
Category Archives: acts of kindness
If Orchids Are Promiscuous, Philodendra Are Whores
Very little that I write in this blog has anything to do with the title. I have always wanted to write a story using this title but never came up with one. There is, of course, a short history behind it that I will share. The Conservatory at the Huntington Museum of Art is knownContinue reading “If Orchids Are Promiscuous, Philodendra Are Whores”
I’m an infidel. I’m Jewish. I’m an American, and I’m a woman. Any one or all of these factors put me at risk when I visited Iran in the summer of 2004. To my Iranian friend’s more religious relatives, I was an unwelcome guest.
“The Kindness of Strangers”
“I don’t know how to thank you…” He turned momentarily from his reunion and replied, “Don’t thank me. Just pass it on.”
Her most-best things; that’s what she had said. How could I accept her “best things”
The entry fee into this community was not money; it was TRUST.
When COVID Pushes You to the Edge and the Kindness of Strangers Brings You Back
I wore no makeup, a waste when you have to cover your face with a mask, and I was dressed in my COVID incarceration uniform—baggy sweats and a loose cotton top.
Clogged Ears and Trump Madness
“Peace on earth, good will towards men, and spare us from the tyrants of this world.”
I simply could not worry about the horror of Trump being re-elected, much less tile.
Ten minutes is a long time for a teenager to hug anyone.