Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

Apologies without apology

Something very rare happened about a month ago. A young woman apologized to me. What was rare was that it was, as far as I can remember, the first time a woman apologized to me without adding the backhanded zing. You know the one…”I’m sorry if your feelings….”,”I’m sorry if you misunderstood…”, “I’m sorry if…” […]

In 500 Words or Less

I really love writing. There is something soothing about getting my wildly rambling thoughts in some kind of order on the screen in front of me. My fingers like the rhythmic motion of typing. Many times I find myself considering the writings of great authors of history and finding my feeble attempts fall short of […]

Silence is Golden

When did we get the idea that life needs background music like a movie? Everywhere I go there is music being imposed on me. The coffee shop, the grocery store, the shopping mall, the dentist office, even in the elevator! What happened to the beauty of silence? How is a person supposed to think with […]

Condition of the heart

Last week I finally went to see the doctor about a pain in my chest that had been bothering me for a couple of weeks. He asked me a series of questions, listened to my chest from the back and the front, and told me Pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart. Nothing […]