Survey Says…

One of the few silver linings of the Covid-19 pandemic for me was the revitalization of my close-knit group of six friends who lived together in a beat-up old house during our senior year of college. Our weekly Gaffield Zoom call, named after the tree-lined street where our old house was situated, remains a fixture... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th!

No matter where you are or how you're celebrating, the Language of Friendship would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July! What was important wasn't the fireworks, it was that we were together this evening, together in this place, looking up into the sky at the same time.Banana Yoshimoto

Where to, BFFs?

Every time I start thinking about planning a trip with friends, my gut knots up as a reminder of all the hoops I have to jump through to make it happen. Forget about the difficulties of agreeing on dates and making reservations. That's not what makes me panic. It's the coordination of work and family... Continue Reading →

Remembering the Moments

May and June are festive months, with school graduations, wedding ceremonies and other festive moments in full swing. In honor of another type of celebration for my niece Caroline last weekend, I’d like to share a meditation that reminds us of our favorite Mr. Roger’s quote about the importance of what each individual soul can... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for me, that usually signifies the start of voluminous reading season. In a typical year, our family’s schedules begin to wind down in tandem with the weather warming up, but this year has been anything but typical. Thankfully, temperatures are getting milder right on time here... Continue Reading →

Big Friendship📚

Anyone who has felt the pain of having a dear friend move far away, and I don’t think many of us make it into adulthood without that experience, would be able to relate to the underlying premise of the book Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Less relatable might be going to couples... Continue Reading →

Podcast #2: Ambition📚

Have you ever wondered whatever happened to that overachieving kid from your freshman dorm? Or what about that sorority girl who could plan the biggest campus fundraiser of the year, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and dating the hot frat guy? Well, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace did, and they turned their quest for answers... Continue Reading →

Our Story, Part 3

About a month after my college graduation, I found myself sitting in Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport waiting for my flight to Washington DC. My parents were with me, and I tried hard to absorb their familiar loving faces deep into the fabric of my mind. I wanted to be able to call forth their images at... Continue Reading →

Oprah & Gayle

In my senior year of college at Northwestern University, I shared a dilapidated off-campus house in Evanston with a group of close friends. All of us had arrived at college from other parts of the country, but we’d been friends for four years now. We became like family that year, sharing meals, study sessions and... Continue Reading →

Podcast #1

Launching a podcast became an integral part of our goal in creating this site. This first episode is our inaugural attempt to introduce our ideas and also to figure out the software to make it work. How'd we do? We are always looking for feedback, ideas and stories to feature in future episodes, so be... Continue Reading →

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