Tag Archives: Aging

I Know I Will Make That Call

Last night, I picked up a long-time friend from the airport. She had decided, on a whim, to get on a plane from Toronto and high off to Kauai for a few days. She had called a few days before … 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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Father the Cat

My Dad must have nine lives! He has survived many physical ordeals: Head injury in 1979 caused by a 25-foot fall and the resultant seizure disorder, multiple fractures, fractured skull and the accompanying bleed that has left him with difficulties … 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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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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