Category Archives: God

The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

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What Not To Say

I noticed the past 3 years or so, I’ve had friends and family who have taken ill with a serious health problem or some, have passed away after a protracted illness.  Ever since I was young, I’ve always wondered about … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Chronic Illness, Death, Empathy, God, Health, Illness, Mindfulness, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Easter Greetings

Everywhere you look, read, browse, drive by, walk by, and listen to, there are ads and displays galore of the sugary-sweet cutest more adorable looking buck-toothed bunnies, yellow chicks, elaborately adorned bright-colored eggs in wicker baskets.  Our household has long … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Daffodils, Easter Celebration, God, Human Rights, Pope Francis, Religion, Religious Freedom, Roman Catholic Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Please Stop Bashing My Head With Your Religion

What is it about some people and their ultra-right-wing religiosity and their insistence that everyone around them convert to their chosen faith?  Not only is it inappropriate, it’s downright annoying! I have my religious beliefs and I hold them very … 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

Posted in Aging, Catholicism, God, Letting Go, Life Choices, Moral Issues, Parents, Religion | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

On the Road to Tahoe

We met Bruce sometime when we moved to the Bay Area from Toronto in the late 90’s. Back then, he was a friend of a friend. But it wasn’t until sometime in 2003 when my husband started talking about shooting … Continue reading

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Funerals and Such

Last night, I had dinner with some great friends.  Among other things, we talked about how death and funeral practices have evolved over the years since our childhood.  Having been raised Roman Catholics with varying degrees of adherence, we recounted … Continue reading

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Anne Rice and God

On the way home this evening, I chanced upon an interview of Anne Rice on NPR. You will all know her as the famous author of “Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.” It’s the famous film that got rave … Continue reading

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