Category Archives: Aging

Need To Overcome This

There are probably many reasons why I should curb my obsessive-compulsive tendencies. This is likely one of them. Ever since we convinced my mother to sell her house in Los Altos back in Summer 2012, she has stayed with me … Continue reading

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Saturday Hairy Thoughts

I was at my hairdresser’s today for my usual haircut and color-my-grays-away session. It’s one treat I indulge in regularly. We talked hair for a few minutes. An inch off today? Yes, please.  Color away the roots? Of course. She … Continue reading

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Die Running

She was a retired Physical Education teacher from San Jose, California.  She had been a runner for over a quarter of a century.  She’s one of a growing number of marathon runners who started running marathons after their 50th birthdays. … Continue reading

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On Anniversaries

This month, we celebrated our anniversary.  I wanted a quiet celebration.  One with a few friends and family.  Nothing too fancy or contrived.  Just an impromptu trip to a brunch place that’s become a recent favorite, Cafe des Amis. Another … Continue reading

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The Morality of Lies

I got a call today from a friend across the globe. She said she wanted to see how I was doing. Then she told me she had a recent argument with her mother. It turns out that her mother had … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

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Our Dog Luke

He came into our lives on a cool October afternoon almost 12 years ago. Louie had chosen him from the litter because he was the biggest and friendliest of the bunch. The minute we set eyes on him, we were … Continue reading

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Dimsum Morning

We saw their familiar faces as they approached us through the glass doors.  We waved.  Their faces broke into bright smiles. “It seems we haven’t seen you for ages,” we all chimed in different versions to one another. We were … Continue reading

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Mothers & Sons, Sons & Their Mothers

What is it about mothers and sons, or sons and their mothers? A steadfast, unspoken, pervasive bond between two people, almost palpable in its honesty. I noticed it more in the last two or three years of my mother-in-law’s life. … Continue reading

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Aging…

I woke up this morning realizing that I am about to turn another year older and I am not happy about that at all. Mainly because the reminder came, not as a sweet thought of birthday cake and greetings from … Continue reading

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