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When You Die…

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

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When The Merry Isn’t In Your Christmas

Today, I’m asking you to go somewhere else, to read Tales From the Motherland. This is my first original Huffington Post piece– the first time I didn’t write it here first, and repost it there! So, please head over to … Continue reading

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Thinking of Death on New Year’s Eve Morning. (In Remembrance)

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

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Ode to Blue: Stirred, Not Shaken.

The blues have been creeping up on me for a couple of weeks. Can’t really share all of the reasons, as some of them are not mine to share… but they’ve been shared upon me. Funny how that works. That … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Can't sleep, Daily Observations, Death of parent, Honest observations on many things, Huntington's Disease, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 53 Comments

What Comes After? A “Stop, drop and Roll” approach to a New Year.

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

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Posted in Awareness, Beauty, Daily Observations, Death, Death of parent, Dying, Honest observations on many things, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

What Doesn’t Kill You… Just Beats the Shit Out of You.

<— 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

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Countdown to Holiday Spirit: Oh Baby, Call Me Ho, Ho, Ho!

Spoiler alert:  Family members– Do not read this post until after Christmas. Or, do not read the last paragraph. I can’t stop you of course, but I for one still believe in Santa, and I think you’d rather be surprised. … Continue reading

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