Category Archives: Family Time

On Father’s Day, a Paul Simon Song

To commemorate Father’s Day, here’s a song by Paul Simon from 2006. If you want to sing along, below are the lyrics: Father and Daughter If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream And for a fraction … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Family Hike

This weekend, when we did our family hike, we talked about you and your two cousins, among other matters. We recalled your years of growing up closely together, and where each of you are now. I like to view them … Continue reading

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Dog Time

Yes, we have been away for two and a half weeks. Yes, Beau was well cared for when we were away. And when we came back, we were swamped with a mountain of unopened mail, work, chores, returning calls, meetings, … Continue reading

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The Family Thanksgiving Dance

We were all gearing up for Thursday, November 24, 2011.  It started with the order for the bird a few weeks ago from the neighborhood butcher: Air-chilled and all natural please.  About 12 pounds?  Yes, please.  Then the menu planning. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

One evening a few weekends ago, we did not feel like going home yet after a comfort-food type dinner at Himawari on 2nd Avenue.  And so, we ventured over to the theater nearby and chose “In Time.”  The premise of … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch

“You’re five minutes late!” my father said, as I reached over to kiss him on his forehead.  He was sitting in the kitchen, on the breakfast table facing the glass doors looking out to our mother’s garden. The sunlight was … 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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Business Talk, Family Talk

In as much as I have held this blog sacred from being invaded by our family business in any form or shape, I have had people visit my site and ask why there is no mention of the family business … Continue reading

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