Category Archives: Personal

Gilded Cages

In my varied readings, I keep running across situations where parents disapprove of decisions that their adult children make and make that disapproval known to the child through various ugly means.  Parental approval is important to our children even when … Continue reading

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Here We Go…..Again

After two years of myriad health problems and a run-in with Chantix, I find myself back to where I was after my husband died.  I had my “Marie” moment, remember that ad where she says, “I looked at myself in … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me?

While writing a post for Veterans Day, my mind went back to those days when I thought I had the world by the tail.  Like Wonder Woman, I would use my force of will to bend others to face the … Continue reading

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Feeding the Body

If you remember, a previous post discussed a resolution to eat only healthy foods for the month of January.  Eating healthy precludes any processed foods, fatty sweets and includes vegetables and fruits.  Over the past few days, time was spent making granola which … Continue reading

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A Special Request

Children are forever asking their parents for something, usually its money, but recently I had a request from my son, Cliff, that I couldn’t resist.  Let me explain.  This is the child who never complains, couldn’t define whining until he … Continue reading

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Another Phase of Aging

I remember that fateful day in my thirties when my mother’s hand exited the sleeve of the sweater that I was pulling on.  It gave me the strangest feeling since I knew that it was actually my hand and, yet, it … Continue reading

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A, B, C’s for Asher

Dear Asher, Sadly, summer is over and your first year of school in kindergarten is beginning.   It’s a big change not only for you but also for your family.  This is one of several times in your life which will change who … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could

It has been a decade since my husband died.  I had wanted to write something in memorium of his loss to me and my family.  But I can’t.  The words won’t come.  Through many tries and aborted efforts, it has … Continue reading

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Persistence Gets Information

It’s one in the afternoon and my ear buds are lying limply on the chair arm and may be somewhat misshapen.  Remember the post (That Time of My Life, July 13th) regarding my first thoughts about Medicare.  Today was Day Two … Continue reading

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A Bit of History

My mother was about thirteen years old when the Great Depression began and being the oldest became my grandmother’s right hand in caring for the family.  She remembered, but rarely discussed, those bleak days.  She did recall once how her … Continue reading

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