Tag Archives: Relationships

An Open Letter To My High School Friends

I’m back in my comfortable home in California and finally able to sit in front of my computer after putting away the luggage and its contents. Please forgive me if I have chosen to meander into philosophical musings. After more … Continue reading

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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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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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Never Too Late!

I almost dropped the pot I was washing last night when I heard on the BBC that an elderly Paraguayan couple have finally memorialized their union in a societally-culturally-religiously dictated ceremony of matrimony.  They decided to do this after 80 … Continue reading

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The 5X7 Card

A 5×7-size card arrived in the mail this afternoon.   An invitation? An announcement? A greeting likely.  Mickey’s unmistakable cursive draped across the front was a welcome surprise to a near-perfect Saturday afternoon. After all, how often do we receive … Continue reading

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Welcome Greeting

It has been pretty hectic lately.  I’ve had to travel long distances again, in a very short time. I have always admired perennial travelers for their resilience and endurance through time zones and up-side-down-right-side-up schedules.  How do they do it? … Continue reading

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Feminist Boys

  My sister and I talk about raising our kids often. She has two active, curious, strapping boys. She has been raising them on her own for practically 10 years now. I did not have the opportunity to raise boys. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Your New Beau

I’ve heard about you but I have yet to meet you. I suppose she may be reluctant, not sure where this will all lead to. After all, when you’ve been wandering around the dank abysmal corridors of a disconsolate existence, … 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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