Healing The Wounds of Childhood

This past weekend my youngest child came home for a little R&R.  Since we don’t celebrate Christmas, it was a very relaxing and fun time to just be together.  There were a lot of laughs, nonstop eating and the inevitable tears, mostly mine.  What is it about these visits that makes me so emotional?  At... Continue Reading →

Mary and Bert and Gloria and Fred

The other day I was reading my morning newspaper (yes, I still read the print version) and came across a review for the new “Mary Poppins Returns,” film.  I have been eagerly awaiting this film and I haven’t been able to figure out why.  But the review triggered something, a memory, and now I know. ... Continue Reading →

The Empty Nest: A Learning Curve

Last week my eldest child, now 31, had a biiiiig job interview.  She was flown across the country to a city she’d never laid eyes on, for an in-person visit.  Arrangements were made by the employer.  She planned out her wardrobe, printed extra copies of her resume and itinerary, arranged boarding for her dogs and... Continue Reading →

41 Laid to Rest

I am not a fan of either President Bush, but I am a fan of State funerals, weddings, inaugurations, and the like.  So of course, this morning (Wednesday, actually)  I was glued to the public funeral of President George H. W. Bush.  There was, of course, much pomp and circumstance during the procession and the... Continue Reading →

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