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Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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Category Archives: Dying
This has been a hard year; I can’t spin it any other way. I’ve been nursing a sudden, frustrating injury since February. After working up to daily workouts and feeling fitter than I ever have, the plunge into bed rest, … Continue reading →
Note: I prefer my original title, but proud to see this Featured on HuffPo On Tuesday, as I sat beside him, “Frank” died (*not his real name). I didn’t notice his last breath, just a sudden stillness. I placed my … Continue reading →
Warning: graphic image included in this post. Today, as I do every Tuesday, I was sitting with a man who is dying. Each week I volunteer at Hospice House, and I have had the honor (and it is truly, the greatest … Continue reading →
*As you start this post, know that there are some great links here. I spent a lot of time digging them up– there are so many, it’s hard to choose! Play them. It’s been a full week since I heard … Continue reading →
It’s been a crazy week, and I wasn’t sure I could get this written! We’re traveling, and the days before we left were filled with parental i’s to dot, and t’s to cross. I’m coming in at the wire! It’s … Continue reading →
Last night, an “Urgent Request” came from Hospice House, that they were short staffed today, and beds were full– That someone was needed for the 8am-12pm shift today. I am still home recovering and had given up my shifts there … Continue reading →
Tales from the Motherland Straight up with a twist Skip to content ← The Middle… Have to Laugh or I’d Cry… Oh, Right! I’m Crying Too. The Middle… The U.N. Full Assembly → Countdown to Holiday Spirit: Oh Baby, Call Me Ho, Ho, Ho! Posted … Continue reading →
It’s Friday Fictioneers, the greatest free show in town! Rochelle Wisoff-Fields runs this band of merry writers, where participants are asked to write a 100-word story, with a beginning, middle and end, using a photo prompt. It’s a wonderful challenge with … Continue reading →
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 →