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An open letter

Dear Son, I watched a video clip of you last night that you sister had taken in 2007.  You were laughing and rubbing your head, messing up your hair as you so often did.  Your dog came and sweetly attacked … Continue reading

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If

If can be a conjunction or a noun.  I really don’t want it to have any more space or time in my vocabulary for now.   Not that avoiding it changes anything, but a lot of my intrusive thoughts start … Continue reading

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Holiday

The Thanksgiving Holiday is over and Christmas is being shoved in our faces, full force.   Our daughter set up the Christmas tree, a tradition that usually happens on Thanksgiving Day, this time two days late.  She and I went … Continue reading

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Hope for the Holiday

There has been a lot of talk about the Thanksgiving Holiday this year among folks with whom I have known for years and with some with whom I have become acquainted because of our unfortunate mutual circumstances.    Among the … Continue reading

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Parlor Tricks

When I was young, yes in the good old days, when there were not video games and you had to go to the theater to watch a movie  that has now only been put on DVD in the past 5 … Continue reading

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Anger

Spontaneity seems to be in short supply for me right now.  Not having a plan in place annoys me and conversely I don’t seem to be able to make a plan.  It is as if that part of me has … Continue reading

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Click

The newscasters last night on our local channel reminded everyone that daylight savings time ends this coming weekend.  One of the comments was ” the days will be so short!” Where have they been for the past month?  The angle … Continue reading

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The Wedding

I have a friend who reminds me of the Meg Ryan‘s character in “When Harry Met Sally.”  Every time I have ever dined with her at any restaurant she is the last to order because she has a difficult time … Continue reading

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The Path We Travel

I did not post what I wrote yesterday.  It was more suitable for use as an anchor.  It was one of those break-down days. Today, in light of that I decided to provide a list of what I have learned … Continue reading

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Gaining the Summit

I  looked up “survivor’s guilt” to see just what it meant.  There are a list of symptoms that together sound pretty ominous.   I have had a few of those feelings though I think mine are mainly attached to a … Continue reading

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