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Keeping a grandmother and grandchildren warm!

Thanks to all who assist in making little IMPORTANT things like this happen. Thank you so much !

The Ebb and Flow of Letting Go

My nerves and heart were both tested this week. The realization that the world can intrude on the safe, secure space I have built for my mini me, came crashing. 916 more words


Dad shaped hole

This is something that a fellow blogger whom I follow wrote.  I thought it was especially relevant to me, given what’s going on – both with my relationship with The Kid and the recent passing of The Old Man. 27 more words

Divorced Dads

"The Three Most Important Words" copyright 2011 John J. Rigo, upcoming poetry book, "Passion Amidst Apathy"

Commentary for February 15th, 2015:  I call this a belated Valentine posting.  It applies today as it did in 2011 when I wrote this poem.  Truthfulness has a way of relating sad truths about relationships, especially those that involve being a step-father and husband.  433 more words

Be All There

This morning, daylight found me missing my girls and my granddaughter.  I was looking forward to the valentine card my granddaughter had put in the mail, which should reach me today and wishing I could hug her and shower her with kisses. 405 more words

Family And Home

How far?

Google can be my friend. Sometimes it is not. Like last week. I was researching “back to school” plans…looking for some new ideas for the girl to use in her mainstream setting. 456 more words


kicking your own ass 101

when i was a kid growing up in southern california, being in the GATE program was kind of a big whoop. i had tested into the gifted something something program in kindergarten because i was really great at putting together tangrams apparently. 552 more words

The Truth About Life