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In 2012 one of the biggest changes and influences in my life was writing, and more specifically: blogging. As the year began, blogging was still pretty new for me. While I had begun to find my groove, it was all … Continue reading →
To my mother, with love. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that New Year’s Eve is the anniversary of my mother’s death. For those of you who haven’t, it is one … Continue reading →
I’ve always been a Christmas person and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. That makes December a big huge holiday fest each year! I love the … Continue reading →
This is The Middle. The Middle of the week, and the day I try to write a shorter post. Not today. I’m exhausted and have no time… no time as in, I’m taking time from the things I really need … Continue reading →
All week I’ve found myself tearing up as I drive past the road that leads to the nursing home where my mother lived. I pass the road to Hospice House, where she died December 31, 2011, far more often and … Continue reading →
Sunday night we finally took my mother’s ashes out of my dining room cabinet, amidst the fine china and stemware she loved so much, and spread them in the waters around the San Juan Islands. This was her wish. My … Continue reading →
It’s impossible to explain to those who don’t know a good dog’s love, just how much they can mean to you. How they truly become a part of your family. In some ways, I’ve been working on this in the gray … Continue reading →
I wrote this for my a submission in my writing group, with the prompt “Mother’s Day.” It’s not my usual style for the blog, and I did not initially write it for this. However, the wise and talented women in … Continue reading →
I am in the middle of a big, BIG f*#C%ing meltdown! Admittedly, it’s selfish of me. Because it all revolves around the fact that my son, Middle Man, turned 20 today, and it’s freaking me out! Seriously. Freaking. Me. Out! … Continue reading →
Today, as so often happens, I was planning to post on a particular idea for “The Middle,” when I heard that The Monkees’ Davy Jones had died. I’ll be honest here: I haven’t thought about Davy in a very long … Continue reading →