Tag Archives: Michael Orlofsky

Random Acts of Kindness

May 10, 2017
By Michael Orlofsky

 

As I grow older, I reflect on my life’s “great expectations.” I’m coming to the conclusion, based on the ontological insights of the philosopher Mick Jagger, that “you can’t always get what you want . . . but if you try sometimes, you just might find—you get what you need.”

I never amounted to…

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Under One Roof

March 29, 2017
By Michael Orlofsky

My Polish immigrant grandmother lived in a rowhome in a coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. In making reference to the house and neighborhood she said that they all lived under one roof. Quite literally, every house on her block was connected to its neighbor, and each roof was contiguous one to the other. Her concern…

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. . . the Spirit to Soar

November 10, 2016
By Michael Orlofsky

Some of the most enduring lessons of my life I learned at the 50-yard line of a football field. In high school, I played sports for the Boiling Springs (Pa.) Bubblers. That’s right . . . we were the Bubblers—unabashedly, our mascot was a bubble. Our school colors were purple and gold. As I look…

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