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Motherhood is Like A Dance: Step In, Step Back, Step Out, Step In...

Thoughts about mothers and daughters and their relationships consume me these days.  Motherhood is something most of us ask for and wish for; we enter willingly and with anticipation.   677 more words


Split in spirit

I came back from Michigan on Wednesday, but I feel like I left half myself behind.  Both my parents haven’t been well in the last month. 514 more words

Family Challenges For Writers


Saturday, August 9

“No, we picked it up three weeks ago. It’s been sitting here since then,” Evan replied to Grandpa this morning. I couldn’t hear Grandpa’s question. 143 more words

An Embarrassment

In my last post I talked about a power outage in our neighborhood this past week. About a half hour after the power went out I heard a knock on my front door. 1,121 more words

Family And Friends


My daughter called last week, weeping into the phone about Robin Williams death.  “It is as if a part of my childhood is gone,” she sniffled, “he was so great.  704 more words


She Wasn't Perfect, But I Want My Mother Back

I saw my Mom today.  She has been in the assisted living apartment for about 2 and half weeks.  This is the first time I’ve visited her.  576 more words


Gently Messed up

Your dad is still so handsome. Look at his full head of hair and how the bit of gray blends with the browns and black. … 139 more words