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In Memory Of…

Today being Memorial Day, I thought it was the right day to share this moment with Grandma H.   A couple weeks ago, I asked Grandma H, “If you could go back to any time in your life and relive … Continue reading

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Spring with Grandma H

  Last weekend, Mom and I took Grandma H to the cemetery to clear the leaves from her parents’ and sisters’ graves. Grandma H steps out of the car, looks around and says, “Everything is so dead here.” Mom and … Continue reading

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Book Review–The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees is a phenomenal story about finding love and a family in unexpected places. Sue Monk Kidd is my idol. I aspire to write on her level someday. Here’s my annotated version of the Barnes and … Continue reading

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The Crow in The Cemetery

On Friday, Grandma H, Mom and I went to the cemetery where Grandma H’s parents and sisters are buried. Grandma H and I visit most weeks and try to tend to the graves in the spring. This time we went … Continue reading

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The Descendants–Movie Review

I have no clue why it took me so long to see The Descendants. I absolutely loved how much setting the film used. Huge beach vistas and busy city streets in Hawaii. Totally grounded me in the story. The story … Continue reading

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Wig Shopping with Grandma

  (This is not a picture of Grandma in her new wig.)   Last Wednesday, Grandma H decided we would add wig shopping to our to-do list. Grandma H has a good head of hair, but she doesn’t like having … Continue reading

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The Absurd and The Uncanny

Yesterday Mom and I were running errands. Question: Would you pay money for these flowers? Even at the dollar store?     I wouldn’t. They look knocking-on-death’s-door ill.     How was your Memorial Day weekend? I had back-to-back picnics … Continue reading

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A humble thank you

You know at the park how people gather around the sea lions and cheer and clap, hoping they’ll perform? Well I just wanted to take a moment to thank the people who were my cheering squad though my spine problems, … Continue reading

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July 4

I’ve spent July 4 with friends, with family, in foreign countries, in NYC, at the beach, etc. It’s funny how holidays become so significant in memory. July 4 and October 31 are two of my favorites. They are fun holidays … Continue reading

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What’s My Purpose

So I was watching Avenue Q a while back and Princeton is fresh out of undergrad and trying to find his purpose. He stops living, determined to find his purpose before he does anything else. This got me thinking. What’s … Continue reading

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