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One of the Toughest Questions

The toughest question people have asked me, that will shut me up or make me stumble is when they look me square in the eye and ask me, “What do you want?” 880 more words

Allowing natural death

5 and a half years ago, I lost my mother to a very normal death.  She was 88.  She had been a 1/2 pack a day smoker for 5 decades. 1,886 more words

Communicating With Parents

Are You Planning for the Right Retirement?

Every quarter I receive a newsletter that encourages me to review my retirement strategy to ensure I have the funds needed when I retire. While the articles vary, the message remains the same: retirement is not cheap; healthcare costs are skyrocketing; lifestyles rarely change in retirement. 1,301 more words


A Note From the Author of Rawsilkandsaffron

I started blogging in 2006. At the time it was a trendy online place of my own where I could jot down everything that was going through my mind about life, family, work, society, religion, politics and even films. 286 more words


A Corner Turned

I walked away from my desk to the other side of my office to pick up a book. Opening to the page I wanted to check, my mind thoroughly absorbed in the book, I wandered back to my desk. 593 more words

Week Nine Post-Surgery (Lecture Week Four)

We can't always plan everything...

I was talking to my nephew the other day as he was about to leave for college.  I said you should try to get two of three degrees by the time you leave.  173 more words



Yep, this is the summer of abeyance.

The house isn’t quite painted. Decisions about staying or going are waiting until the green is replaced by blue on ALL FOUR sides. 463 more words