Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – May 2013 Archive (2)

Expressing condolences via technology

An acquaintance had an aggressive form of cancer. I was kept in the loop via text messages and Facebook and so it seemed natural to learn of her death through a text. A friend of the bereaved sent a mass text, not one but a series, with funeral notifications, meal requests, and donation preferences. Friends of the bereaved began writing condolence messages on her Facebook wall.

My first thought upon hearing of the death was to send a condolence note; but I changed my…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Perspective this Mother’s Day

Many of us will spend Mother’s Day remembering mom. How you remember her depends on your perspective and how you shape your memories. Do you feel your glass is half empty or half full? While there are facets of our lives for which we lack control, we do have the ability to choose how we view our past and it’s up to us whether we make peace with it.


My glass is half full and so are my memories. I find the older I get, the more I focus on the positive. I not only…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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