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Grandparents Day 2015

(To honour the best grandmother I ever knew- my mother- I offer this archived post on this Grandparent’s Day September 13)

‘But Grandma, I can’t eat so early in the morning.’ 456 more words

Living Life In Crescendo

A Leavetaking, part 2

My father became very depressed during his last few years. Not least of course when my mother died in early 2003. They had been married for well over 50 years, and had met during WWII in London, when he was a student at Kings College, London. 2,076 more words

A Death In The Family

The weight loss

He landed up in office after a month.

“Good to see you, been so long. You’ve lost a lot of weight. What have you been doing?” 124 more words


Daily Riches: Beyond the God of the Gaps (James Martin and John MacMurray)

“Fear not; the things you are afraid of are quite likely to happen to you, but they are nothing to be afraid of.” John MacMurray… 446 more words

Being The Beloved


The recent killing of four marines in Chattanooga raises the question, at least for me, of why today? It’s a question I ponder about death. In the case of my dad, it was death by cancer. 331 more words


Story published on StoryMirror.com

Hello friends, I have entered my story/personal narrative ‘Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes’ in a short story contest held by StoryMirror. The story, written fictionally, but actually a creative nonfiction piece, is a small homage from me to my departed mother, written after her death. 59 more words

Literary Musings

An Unexpected Gift

Yesterday, Father’s Day, brought me an unexpected gift. A neighbor messaged me late in the evening offering just-picked raspberries. Would we like some? Of course! “Check on your porch by the mailbox,” she messaged a few minutes later. 413 more words