Tag Archives: Life Stages

An Open Letter To My Niece

I received a message by Facebook (yes, this is their preferred mode of communication and so we have to adapt!) from a niece that her younger sister is about to go for a retreat.  This will be her last retreat … Continue reading

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Laid To Rest

Today, I took some time off work to support some dear friends who were burying their dear 91-year old mother to rest.  It was clear from the funeral services that she had lived her life centered around all the things … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Elderly Care, Family, Funeral, Funeral Services, Goodbye, Letting Go | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

A Short For Otto

This story was inspired by a photo Otto von Munchow used in one of his posts. The story is purely fiction and any resemblance to any real life people is coincidental. I’ve been traveling across what many call the “core” … Continue reading

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The Best Is Yet To Be!

June 30, 2012 marked the first day of my sister-in-law’s official retirement from her job at a private Long Island university. She had, at various points in her no less than stellar career, been a distinguished post-grad finance professor, an … Continue reading

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Girlfriends

The other day, I traveled my usual journey to take the BART at Millbrae station at the end of my workday.  Hubby had to dine solo this weeknight. I was going to meet up with some girlfriends for dinner in … Continue reading

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I Am Woman. Hear Me Roar. More Like Snore!

Back in the early nineties, I received a card for Mother’s day that made me laugh, then gave me pause.  I still remember the cover.  It talked about the modern woman who has a career, goes to meetings, has kids, … 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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An Empty Leash

They were all gathered near the kitchen when I returned home from an errand on Saturday morning. We all looked at each other with knowing eyes. It was almost time. The appointment was made for 1145H. Luke was lying on … Continue reading

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Campus Tour

This morning we left a little early. We wanted to avoid the traffic into the city. We were going to the campus tour of USF. The air was cool for summer. The sky was blanketed with clouds, although the forecast … Continue reading

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