Room at the Top Businesswoman: Katie Harvey

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When the San Antonio Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners named Katie Harvey a winner of the 2003 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, the group could not have made a better choice for their Benefactor category.She also was selected as one of six finalists from among 200 nominees for the 2003 Athena Award, designed […]

Of Love and Friendship: A Valentine’s Day Story

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it’s a chilly November night in San Antonio, but inside Earl Abel’s Restaurant the atmosphere is warm and jovial. I have joined two married couples, Paul and Phyllis Silber and their good friends John and Amelie Shaw, for dinner. Tonight’s special is fried oysters, and we all order them. Pretty soon, conversation is flowing smoothly […]

The Basics of Infertility: What every woman should know


Since the 1960s, we’ve been brought up to believe we have complete control of our procreative powers. Conception can be blocked for years with various drugs, behaviors and accoutrements. What a shock it is when you take away the barriers only to find all systems are not go. The problem? Infertility is the culprit in […]

Her Mission is Music: Pianist builds bridges of music and friendship

When Anya Grokhovski was five, her mother bundled her up one day, put her on a trolley and took her across town to a piano teacher she had chosen for her. There wasn’t much discussion about it. Her parents, both violinists, had decreed that little Anya would play the piano, and that was that. The […]