Category Archives: Grief

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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Small moments

“We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware – beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.” ― Kent Nerburn, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living … 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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Missing Jack

24 years ago on December 7 at about this very moment, I was in labor, riding in a car with John and Georgie as we crossed the Harbor Bridge, listening to U-2 and B.B. King sing “When Loves Comes to … Continue reading

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Day 3-Pets

I can’t imagine life without a pet. I was the little kid who picked up cats that were crazy wild as they tried to escape my chubby arms, sure that I was rescuing them from their hiding place under the … Continue reading

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Moments of Gratitude

I had the best 60th birthday that anyone could ever have.  I would have to sift the week-end with a #4 sieve to find something that wasn’t perfect.  I finally settled on my little sister, MA, who looks so stinking … Continue reading

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Lessons to apply over the next 60 years

I’m rounding the corner to my 60th birthday.  That doesn’t seem as crazy old as it should.  For the most part, I feel good and can do more than I could do when I was 40 and still drinking like … Continue reading

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