Category Archives: family

The Rule of 18

Raising a child is a delicate balance. 1. Obedience and Defiance Listen to those who have more wisdom / Question what you hear without hesitation 2. Acceptance and Challenge Stand down for the beliefs of others / Defend your own … Continue reading

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Until We Meet Again

It’s been a year since Donald passed away in his sleep. Only forty-years old, his death was expected and unexpected. Even when the dark shadows loom over someone in terminally ill health, their passing is still an unwelcome surprise. We … Continue reading

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The Book of Everything

I became the default keeper of my mother’s family book. It’s a little book, originally a weekly planner, but she transformed it into the history of her life and important events touching our family. As the defacto family historian, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Flower in Heaven – Goodbye, Mama Rose

Mama Rose passed early on July 5th, 2015. She was in frail health for a long time and after this latest bout, she was put in hospice. Her family had time to say goodbye and for that, I am deeply … Continue reading

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