My daughter, who is a senior in college, called me during Banned Books Week a few weeks ago and insisted that I buy a novel entitled Melissa for her 12-year-old brother. It was unusual of her to be so forcefully recommending a book for her brother, and particularly one with a feminine title. My curiosity… Continue Reading →
American politics is extremely divisive these days, and the ticking up of tensions on all sides of the political spectrum has led to an alarming increase in senseless and devastating violence against historically marginalized groups in the United States. The need for allies has never been stronger. With the approaching Rosh Hashanah holiday this week,… Continue Reading →
Guest post alert: Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week, we dedicate this post to her memory. She led a truly extraordinary life. This week, my mom, Susan Mason, shares a treasured memory of being on an outing with dear friends and running into Queen Elizabeth in my hometown of Lexington, Ky. As… Continue Reading →
The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about. Unknown Leslie Weirich’s son Austin had so much going for him. He was a standout student, athlete, and leader in high school and then went on to play football at Wabash College. In college he received an academic scholarship, managing to balance football… Continue Reading →
In addition to being a celebration in honor of America’s workers, Labor Day has also come to symbolize the unofficial last weekend of summer. The Language of Friendship wishes you a long weekend full of relaxation and quality time with friends. If you’re looking for activities, we have some suggestions for enjoying meaningful late-summer moments… Continue Reading →
I met my friend Patrick Riccards in 2006 when we were both working for Lipman Hearne, a boutique marketing firm serving mission-driven organizations. We had different areas of expertise, yet collaborated on a handful of client accounts. I’ve cultivated many workplace friendships over the years, each an opportunity to learn and grow. Patrick approached challenges… Continue Reading →
The month of August can feel bittersweet, with the end of the summer season in sight and many schools already starting, but there’s no need to rush it! We still have a nice chunk of time left to enjoy the warm temps with friends. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a brief list of a… Continue Reading →
This summer has felt a little less relaxing than most for me, and I don’t think I’m alone in that feeling. After a few years of a slower pace and minimal crowds because of the pandemic, The Washington Post has called this summer “the busiest travel season in a generation.” It’s been great to see… Continue Reading →
If you’re located in the Northern Hemisphere as I am, you’re currently enjoying the thick of summer. That’s prime travel and reading season for many people, myself included. Since book recommendations have been flying around in my various group chats, I figured I’d share a few here that could transport you to some interesting time… Continue Reading →
Any day can be an excuse to celebrate a special friendship, but July 30th was designated by the United Nations as International Friendship Day to recognize the “importance of friendship…in the lives of human beings around the world.” While we at LOF advocate making every day about friendship, we strongly support the UN’s goal of… Continue Reading →
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