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What are the odds?

I was born left-handed. No matter how many times my parents tried to get me to reach for a toy with my right hand, I put out my left hand. Early crayon experiences were with my left hand. I might … Continue reading

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Birthday grace

I spent last Saturday with my sisters, participating in the Travis County Walk to End Alzheimer’s and celebrating my birthday at an Austin restaurant.  While we waited for our food order, GJ, the oldest of we three sisters, handed gallon … Continue reading

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Facts are optional

My perception is my reality. Facts are optional. Somebody said that at a meeting a few months ago and it got a laugh.  Of course it did.  He said it at an AA meeting and the only thing this alcoholic … Continue reading

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Gratitude is not a simple emotion…

“…or an obvious attitude. It is a difficult discipline to constantly reclaim my whole past as the concrete way in which God has led me to this moment and is sending me into the future. It is hard precisely because … Continue reading

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Things I do for fun

My definition of fun has changed over the years. There was a time when it involved Strawberry Hill and psilocybin.  I am too old to use ‘shrooms to describe cow patty mushrooms found off South Texas country roads.  Later, fun … Continue reading

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My Happy Birthday Walk

I wish I were the kind of selfless person who says their birthday’s just another day.  I am not. I love my birthday!  Our mother woke us on our birthday morning with the story of her trip to the hospital … Continue reading

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Happy Middle Child Day…it isn’t much but it’s what we’ll have to settle for

Last week I got an email from the Corpus Christi Hooks announcing that August 12 is Middle Child Day and that they were discounting tickets to the game by $1.  It’s probably not enough to compensate for the pain suffered … Continue reading

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2014

We have two good parents who were about as opposite as you can get.  They were older when we were born;  Daddy was in his 40’s when they had my older sister and almost 50 when my younger sister was … Continue reading

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Goodbye, good neighbor

Last week, there were 2 Portland police cars, a Guardian ambulance, and a fire truck parked in front of my house.  I didn’t see a fire and wondered which of our older neighbors was sick.  Mostly, I choked back a … Continue reading

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In one day

In one day?  There are times when life can only be endured from moment to moment to moment if truth be told.   January 15 will be the 5th anniversary of my son Jack’s death.  It all happened in one day, … Continue reading

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