It’s NOT The Thought That Counts

Nearly 20 years ago, I delivered a speech in honor of a former caregiver for her husband with Parkinson’s. I titled it, It’s NOT the Thought That Counts . Rodin The Thinker Photo by Crystal Borde The speech was inspired by regret. In 1994, while on a tight schedule in Milwaukee, I decided not to squeeze in a visit to a very ill friend who had a prominent role in shaping the city and my life. I returned to California and learned soon after that he died. His wife comforted me with, “It’s the thought that counts.” My regret […]