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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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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 →
There is only one thing for me to write about right now, but I’m not really sure what I think about that. I’m not sure what I feel, yet. Mainly, because I don’t actually know, what comes after. After years … Continue reading →
At 4:00 A.M., exactly, the nurse came into my mother’s room, again. I had a barely slept, tossing and turning, listening to Mom. I was dozing when she came in. I was frustrated to be disturbed again. Mom had begun … Continue reading →
<— The small Christmas tree that I brought to Mom’s room, covered in ornaments that I’ve had forever. Many of them, she bought for me when I had my first tree. More than one person has said to me recently: … Continue reading →
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end … Continue reading →
Note to new readers: Our family has taken in two (yes, we are that crazy) exchange students for the entire school year. There was no preparation and it has been an adventure from day one (read the first post). China is … Continue reading →
I wanted to write a happy post today. I really did. I have procrastinated all morning. Watching old recordings on my DVR, bringing my free space to a respectable number again… trying to think of topics that work. However, the … Continue reading →
<– Mom, just three months ago, with her frozen stare. Last night I went to visit my Mom. It had been nearly a week because I was in Chicago through the weekend and this week she has been resting each … Continue reading →
Note: This is the only pictures for this one. When you’re totally in the moment, you don’t think to take photos. You don’t document each scene; it’s all there in your mind. Use your imagination to come along this time. … Continue reading →