Category Archives: grieving

In Response to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop

That’s my alternate title to “An Open Letter to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop”… It was 2008, my 6 year old son and I were in a Baskin-Robbins, it was his first visit to an ice cream shop … Continue reading

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Looking in the Mirror

Ish – this is a hard post to write.  It’s always difficult to hold a mirror up to yourself and see something ugly reflected back, but I would guess that these kinds of self-discoveries are the kinds that help us … Continue reading

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First Thing You Learn is That You ALWAYS Gotta Wait

My heart is a little heavy today.  Lou Reed has died.  I’m very fond of Lou Reed. Very fond. He stands beside David Bowie as one of my really early influences in music-beyond-the-radio. Of course it was my friend, Karen*, … Continue reading

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The Power of Cooking

This is what my son haughtily (well if I’m being HONEST, rudely) informed me one night when I was making a dinner that he was not interested in eating.  “Mom, I can eat what I want because I have the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Serious Warning (as opposed to my goofy ones): There’s a pretty intense and somewhat scary picture at the end of this post Let’s face it – I’m not the crafty type.  Neither is my…

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Starting Over – Sometimes It’s Tragically Bumpy

This is for the DPChallenge “Starting Over”  – I wrote this a bit ago – but it works for this challenge; so I’ve got it here again but with a couple of changes. So let us begin…. It is said that … Continue reading

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A Time for Reflection

Greetings Everyone, In the wake of the recent tragedy; I am finding it hard to write about some of the things I was hoping to during the holiday season. I almost lost my baby on Christmas eve when he was … Continue reading

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