Author Archives: Adrienne Cohen

About Adrienne Cohen

Freelance writer specializing in travel, home design and decor, healthy food, lifestyles and urban agriculture.

The hug felt round the world . . .

Yesterday afternoon an improbable scene unfolded in Dallas. A young woman just sentenced to 10 years in prison and the tearful teenage brother of a slain man came together in a wordless, but very public, display of shared anguish. It … Continue reading

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Dear Children:

Some days are just not like all the rest. They can be different from all others for just one person, for a family, for a whole country, and sometimes for the whole world. Days worth remembering can be happy days … Continue reading

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A ‘Revival of Spirit’

This morning I was moved to tears as I watched the 90-minute ABC News broadcast from Portsmouth, England. The 75th Anniversary tribute to D-Day veterans was filled with the kind of pageantry that the British do so well, attended by world … Continue reading

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Rituals and memories . . .

One beautiful early spring day many years ago, while living in Santa Fe, I received an unexpected call from friends we had previously known in Dallas. It was Friday, just as this year, and Easter was on Sunday. Preparations for … Continue reading

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And then the unthinkable . . .

When a newsworthy event occurs in your own community, it takes time to sort out feelings and get on with life. When it happens across the street, it leaves a lasting impression that changes your feelings forever. Continue reading

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Under a wandrin’ star…

There may be nothing new under the sun, as my grandmother was fond of saying. However, everything on the globe is new to you if you haven’t seen it before. Travel offers infinite possibilities — not only to see, do … Continue reading

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Thunder in the Sky

The sky was grey. The air was chill. The streets were wet from persistent drizzle. But there was no mistaking the sound of jet engines. Just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday — Thursday, December 6 — there was thunder in the sky. … Continue reading

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The Call of the Old West

Note: In September, on a visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, I was enthralled by exhibits in the building’s second-floor Cattle Raisers Museum. It’s worth a trip if you have not been there. The West lives … Continue reading

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About that upcoming election . . .

I will vote tomorrow. Yes, I know I could have cast my ballot early. I might have avoided a line, or stood in line in better weather. My schedule tomorrow is a busy one, but I will make the time. … Continue reading

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Wichita: A Return to the Old West

Fort Worth’s Cattle Raisers Museum recently rekindled — unexpectedly — a dormant passion for the cattle trails and cowtowns of yesteryear. The history of the American Heartland and the Old West is a unique combination of hard times and severe conditions, … Continue reading

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