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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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What Comes After? A “Stop, Drop and Roll” Approach to a New Year…

This is a reblog of a post I wrote, three years ago– four days after my mother died. On this, the day after the third anniversary of her death, I’m sharing it again. Each year, when I read it, I feel new … Continue reading

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9 Reasons Numbered Lists Bug the Sh!t Out of Me:

Unless you don’t read, don’t watch TV, or live under a rock, you’ve seen a numbered list recently. They’re everywhere! Every. Where! If you’re a blogger, as I am, or a reader of blogs and on-line “news,” current events sites, … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack- Let’s Talk Truth.

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

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Graduation Day… or, On Becoming a Lobster

Little Man, stepping off into a big, bright future. On June 7, 2014 my youngest child, Little Man, walked across the stage at a local college gymnasium and got his high school diploma. As it was when his older sister … Continue reading

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“We Need Your Help!”… An Interview With My Daughter

My daughter, Principessa (*not her real name), has been living in Israel for the better part of the past three years; in September of the this year she made it official and got her citizenship. Some of you have read … Continue reading

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Mohamud Drives… (A Somalian Journey)

Mohamud was my driver from San Diego to Del Mar. I don’t say something like that very often. I don’t have drivers. I am happy to carry my own bags; I don’t fly in first class, unless I am upgraded … Continue reading

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Yeah, Yeah, I’m a Bad Blog Buddy… But Hear Me Out.

If you’re not a blogger, you may find this behind-the-scenes ditty interesting. Or not. Each link in here will take you to a wonderful world of reading and/or images. Take a trip down the rabbit hole; you’ll thank me later. … Continue reading

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: After The Ice Melts

Like so many people in the past few weeks, I recently did the ice-bucket challenge for ALS. I was challenged by a cousin, and I in turn challenged four people. Honestly, I was tempted to skip it and just send … Continue reading

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My Funny Done Run Out…or… When Bad Things Happen to (mostly) Good People… or… Pass The Bong.

For most of my adult life, I’ve gotten by on laughs. I’ve written about it before; laughter is my Teflon™.  I’m incredibly sarcastic; I’m self-deprecating to a fault, and I’ve learned to be funny when I’m complimented, uncomfortable, happy, sad, … Continue reading

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