Tag Archives: family

Into The Depths

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

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Passing Ghosts.

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

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Step Away From the Chicken.

Warning:  Nothing in this post should be taken personally. I own my own melt downs and I’m not blaming others. I’m just calling it the way I crave it this morning. We just got back from a week long “vacation.” … Continue reading

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The Middle… Anyone Know How to Recycle Teeth?

So, the warning:  The following content is not for everyone. I’m sure someone (or more than one) will find parts of this thoughtless, disrespectful,  or offensive. Strangely, that is my life right now and that’s what I write about. So, … Continue reading

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If a Tree Falls in the Woods, and Mom’s Not There To Answer, Did It Make a Sound?

Warning:  She’s baaaaack!  Sarcasm prevails. Snarky to the 10th. Kids, run and hide. Don’t read this, because I don’t want your feedback. Seriously. Deep philosophical question:  If a phone rings in a house, full of teens and, oh, let’s say … Continue reading

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Remembrances, Aspirations and a Crooked Tree… A Mashup

November 29th would have been my father’s 71st birthday. He was thirty-three years old when he died, thirty-eight years ago, so he’s now been dead several years longer than he lived.  In my lifetime, those numbers are even more skewed: … Continue reading

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Write, Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat.

For the past three days, I’ve been at a Writing Conference/course in Port Townsend , WA.  The Centrum Writer’s series takes place on the campus of Fort Worden State Park, and we met there each day in a small cabin … Continue reading

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Ode to Birthdays Missed…

(September 16th) Today is my mother’s 68th Birthday.  She lives in a nursing home near me and is in the final, agonizing stages of Huntington’s Disease. When I called her, to wish her happy birthday, she was really happy.  She … Continue reading

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Ode to the Middle Man

Note:  Strong sarcasm ahead. It is bred in me, and having just returned from the Boston area, where I grew up, it is on high gear right now. Also, while my kids have forbidden me to post their pictures or … Continue reading

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