Tag Archives: Relationships

What does it taste like?

    I go out to eat.  There is something on the menu I have never seen before so feeling brave – I order it.   Everyone with me watches as the waiter places the hot plate before me.  They watch … Continue reading

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Anger

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and my son’s birthday have passed. The light lingers a bit longer and the globe is repeating the pattern that slowly guides us into Spring. The year that was 2015 brought about good changes for some … Continue reading

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In honor of . . .

There are situations you cannot imagine. There are circumstances even when witnessed you will not be able to understand. It is true for everyone. I have seen photos and films of war and I can not imagine how the people … Continue reading

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End of the year inventory

  My mother used to say to me that I should go to my room and imagine I could take myself apart – and do an inventory of my parts. I always was a bit confused as a child concerning … Continue reading

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A day of remembrance – Dec. 14th

I am a painter, an artist, a creative problem solver. I don’t remember thinking “I want to be an artist” I only remember drawing, painting, building – doing. How you establish credibility as an artist is another thing and like … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

As of late I have been reading more about other parents struggles than writing about my own. It is not necessarily comforting although it does help a little to know that I am not alone. Grief for a beloved child … Continue reading

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Dear Son – Fall is Here

Dear Son, The fall is here, the year is coming to an end. Again Halloween butts right up against Christmas for the retailers and before they can liquidate the Halloween candy Christmas trees are crowding the isles. Time intermittently speeds … Continue reading

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Let the horses run

The persimmon’s are predicting a snowy winter. Fall is progressing in stages. Early on we were told we would have little color then they said we would have good color. Trees that should have turned already have not. Trees that … Continue reading

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Circling Back

Dear Son, I miss you so much. That seems to be the only thing to say. Five little words that describe a large part of every day. I don’t think those words adequately describe what I mean and it makes … Continue reading

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The volume of silence

The silence speaks for me these days. Dear son, I don’t know what to say anymore. Tomorrow is your sister’s birthday. Tough birthday in so many ways. She will have reached her 29th year. The anniversary of the day you … Continue reading

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