Quality Time

I had just been through such a rough day at work, that all I really wanted to do was to stop by the beach on my way home and spend a few relaxing minutes trying to unwind. When I got there, it seemed like I had made the perfect choice.  The sun and the tide were both low, providing a … Read More

Call Me Crazy

I’ve started hiding money around my house.  Not a lot. Just ones and fives. Maybe an occasional ten. Nobody’s going to get rich if they find it, but when I’m doing a really thorough house cleaning (which believe me, isn’t all that often) and I’m climbing on ladders to dust the hidden nooks and crannies, I’ve started putting money up … Read More

The Beauty of Alzheimer’s

My mother is losing her eyesight, so when we get together, I read the clues to her so she can still do crossword puzzles. “It’s a long word,” I say.  “It means ‘tardy one’”. “Latecomer?” she responds. Darn, how does she do that? It’s hard enough to do crosswords when you are looking at the squares and the adjoining letters. … Read More

My Dad

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My dad died when I was only 19 and I never really had another father figure after that. Both my grandfathers had already passed away and my mother never remarried. Maybe the lack of a strong male role model in my life says something about who I am today: independent and capable of doing a lot of the “manly” things … Read More