About Me

I’m a free-lance philosopher with a kaleidescopic background —suitable for a blogger!— and a published writer (novel, memoir, articles, short stories).

But writing blogs is the most rewarding, not to mention, FUN, of all.

A peep through the kaleidescope: a degree from Wellesley College in Economics (wrong!); subsequent graduate work in English Literature (where I belonged all along). Training in addictions counseling and chaplaincy; eight years in Campus Ministry at Manhattan’s Fordham at Lincoln Center. I lived in the big city most of my life, then moved to more rural settings and breathed a new air —Currently enjoying life in Northampton, MA, a small town that’s capital-D Different.

I love: the French language, things Japanese, art, mystery stories, double crostics, food (including cooking it), photography, and conversations. To me the give-and-take of conversation is the breath of life, and I do my best to encourage it on both my blogs, this one and A View from the Woods —

Welcome to Touch2Touch!  Look around, browse through the archives, join the conversation if you’re so moved — then move on over when you have time for a look at the View —I’m always happy to see you, here and there!

28 Responses to About Me

  1. “a free-lance philosopher” … sign me up! RT

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  2. CMSmith says:

    I’ll be back for more of your philosophy.

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  3. moirabrown says:

    I love that you’re so mindful about food.

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  4. CMSmith says:

    I just nominated you for the 7-links challenge which is kind of a fun little review of your blog posts. I hope you have time to participate, but if not, I understand. You can see the details at my blog today: http://wp.me/p1j9dv-YW
    Christine

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  5. Amy says:

    So glad to find your blog – thoroughly enjoying your posts!

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  6. Katty says:

    I just read your “la di da” comment on the Southern New England board and had to find you to tell you that started my day with a big smile. HA HA HA! I always picture Diane Keaton saying that line repeatedly in “Annie Hall.” Happy eating to you, wherever you journey!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Well, thank you, Katty!
      It made me smile thinking about Annie Hall when I wrote the comment, and I’m smiling even more watching the clip you sent!
      Many many thanks, perhaps we’ll meet in an authentic Chinese restaurant some day? Well, la di da!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Saw the link to your blogs at the bottom of a forwarded email (another bad joke) from Storch…started reading…and reading…and reading–wonderful. So fresh and engaging. I’ve spent far too much time here this morning, but I wanted to let you know. And, to say hi. Been a long time.

    Bruce

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Hey, Bruce!
      You’re not kidding, it’s been a long time. But I hear about you and your family A LOT. No surprise there —
      Glad you enjoyed, and hope you’ll have more time to spare now and then.
      You’re an Ideal Reader I had in mind.
      🙂

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  8. brenda says:

    thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a supportive message 🙂

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  9. 1WriteWay says:

    Hi, I came across your blog through Freshly Pressed and am having a great time reading your posts!

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  10. I’ve been enjoying your eclectic sensibilities, Esther. Each time I read T2T I learn something new — sometimes theoretical, sometimes quasi-religious, sometimes instructive. I just put Ernie’s info into my cell directory. One never knows.

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  11. djmrakiey says:

    I’m taking your advise … browse around …. thanks for stopping by and yes…. I will be back ☮

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  12. Uncle Tree says:

    I like your sense of humor. 🙂 It shows up everywhere. Nice to meet you!
    Best wishes for lots of touches! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree

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