Tag Archives: childhood

Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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Losing Myself to Adulthood

I am riding in the car with my husband, windows partially down, wind blowing my hair, enjoying the smell of the damp spring air after the rainstorm.  We round the corner, passing a row of pine trees as the memory … Continue reading

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Wiggling Through the Darkness Cut in Two

Last week’s rainstorms put me in a gloomy mood, so I don my raincoat and vinyl boots and walk outside with my dog.  I have often told others to get outdoors, to seek nature as a way to heal, to … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be True

November is National Family Caregiver Month – here is my reflection on my experience as a caregiver… Taking care of others starts early for me as my mother is chronically ill as I grow up.  My time spent playing with … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home.

Two steps up to a small concrete porch with a wrought-iron railing, you enter an arched door leading into the front hallway.  The living room and dining room is the entire length of our cream-city brick house on 91st Street.  … Continue reading

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