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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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