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!

30 Responses to About Me

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


  2. CMSmith says:

    I’ll be back for more of your philosophy.


  3. moirabrown says:

    I love that you’re so mindful about food.


  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


  5. Amy says:

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


  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!


    • 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!


  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.



    • 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.


  8. brenda says:

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


  9. 1WriteWay says:

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


  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.


  11. djmrakiey says:

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


  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


  13. mybrightlife says:

    Judith, I hope all is as well as can be expected your side. Miss your posts but I know that things are tough. Thinking about you and sending lots of encouragement from down South! xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Damon Raphael, MD says:

    I never forgot you! I hope that you are OK in these difficult times.


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