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Another year older, another year wiser, another year gone

It was not the best of years. There were too many losses and not enough victories. My best friends lost parents, had spouses diagnosed with strange illnesses, had surgeries. One is still dealing with a medical issue that has been … Continue reading

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A sparkle of light in a pile of darkness

It’s been a long, sad, week. The backstory – my sister and I haven’t spoken in several years. A lot of stuff went on when my mother died, a lot of lies were told, a lot of lies were believed … Continue reading

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May the Angels sing you home

I’m not sure you believed in them, but that doesn’t matter. As if Christmas wasn’t already a time of sadness this year, word comes that someone I loved for many a long year, has suddenly died. No warning, no time … Continue reading

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Judged

I’ve thought about this all day.   I shouldn’t have let it bother me, but it keeps coming back to me. Thousands of people marching across a border is not a caravan, it’s an invasion.   I don’t invite strangers into my … Continue reading

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Frankly, terrified

Still no biopsy results.   All the signs and signals are screaming at me that it’s going to be fine, that it’s benign, that he’s fine, he’ll be fine, he’ll recover from the surgery and all will be well. He’s so … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree that almost wasn’t

It started in November.   I asked the kids what they wanted for Christmas and was told, “just give us money.”   “No gifts?”  I asked.   “No, just money.”   “A gift card?”  “NO, just MONEY!” It made me sad.  Then it made … Continue reading

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This week has been a true test of my serenity

If my life were a soap opera, this would be cliff hanger week. Things were just going along in the normal craziness, when the phone rang. My sister, with bad news. My oldest sister – usually referred to as the … Continue reading

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