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Living Without Uncle Bud

Living Without Uncle Bud

Today begins our first full day of living without Uncle Bud, Doug’s mother’s younger brother. He was a fixture in my life for almost 50 years, and for Doug’s whole existence— 82 years!  It’s going to be weird  to be living without Uncle Bud — for he was a person who...

Roses and Their Thorns

Roses and Their Thorns

In the summer of 1971, I received a dozen red roses at work – I was impressed. Never before had a beau sent such flowers! And the roses have been shorn of their thorns. I told my parents and they told me grandmother, then 92. She was not impressed – wanting to know...

Calm and Crazy

Calm and Crazy

That’s how I feel at the end of another week of social distancing: calm and crazy. It feels like the whole world is in TIME OUT -- yes, it's scary! COVID-19 came from a bat that jumped to human; then the virus jumped human-to-human. So, our days are spent trying to...

Mourning in the Midst of Merriment

Mourning in the Midst of Merriment

Mourning in the midst of merriment is unsettling. But there it is. This year, death has colored the final weeks of December.  Losing someone over the holidays challenges how I feel. Maybe you can relate. Death is an ever-present companion, silently following our every...

Revisiting Death with Dignity

Revisiting Death with Dignity

Death with Dignity? Because  a death with dignity bill  named in honor of a man our family knew and loved, I am revisiting what I wrote four years ago. Our friend, Dick Israel died several years ago, leaving many grieving friends. He   battled Parkinson’s disease for...

How Are You?

How Are You?

How are you, asks one character or another on almost every episode of both our latest binge-watch series.  (Coming Up With Better Questions) Sometimes two and three times during a single episode, one character approaches a person who has either witnessed or...

Plunging Into the New Year, Ready or Not

Plunging Into the New Year, Ready or Not

Ready or Not, Here We Go! Into the New Year I am plunging, realizing I am about as ready for it as I would be a dip in the Chesapeake Bay. Nevertheless, off we go . . . into the year. That I don’t mention the news of the year so far doesn’t mean its tentacles aren’t...

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