Category Archives: God

4,3,2,1—Wedding!

The first time Bob called me, he was looking for a rent house and wanted information about one in my neighborhood.  We’d met a year or so before at a recovery meeting; he remained more acquaintance than friend.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Silence

God, I have no idea where I am going.  I do not see the road ahead of me.  I cannot know where it will end.  Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional. The new functional

It’s rare that I don’t have a conversation with a family member and not think, “We are so dysfunctional” when I hang  up the phone or get in the car. It isn’t that I don’t love my family; it’s that … Continue reading

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Happy Daddy’s Day!

This Be the Verse They f’ you up, your mum and dad.     They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had     And add some extra, just for you. Man hands on … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I celebrated Memorial Day twice:  over the 3 day week-end and on May 30 since that is the traditional Memorial Day.   May 30, 1868 was the first time Americans observed Memorial Day commemorating lives lost during the Civil War.  General … Continue reading

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Planning ahead

I have spent much of my life imprisoned by my plans.  In my drinking days, I stayed furious because the troops, i.e. husband and kids, didn’t toe the line.  Back then, the plans were generally in my head and nobody … Continue reading

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Erasure

I get daily blogging prompts from the WordPress people to help with writer’s block, I suppose.  They are usually interesting and even when I don’t have time to write something, I often turn the prompt over in my head a … Continue reading

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