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The Importance of Family and Reassurance that Life Does Goes On…

The Importance of Family and Reassurance that Life Does Goes On…

This past Saturday, the family celebrated Mom’s birthday by doing one of her favorite things. We headed out for a day at the lake. Independence Lake is one of those places that we would go to regularly over the years. Sometimes it was a Memorial Day or Labor...
Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

A lot of time has gone by, and yet, it really doesn’t feel like that long. When someone that is close to you and you love dearly isn’t there anymore, there’s usually a void, a feeling of emptiness inside. This past weekend, we were over at Mom and...
The Year The Trees Didn’t Die [Last Blog Post]

The Year The Trees Didn’t Die [Last Blog Post]

Minh was over the moon. “She knows how to cook Korean food!” We were standing in the kitchen as I put the kettle on for tea. “She seems like a nice person.” Ken said, level headed as usual. ”Just don’t jump into anything too soon.”...
Struggling With Comparisons

Struggling With Comparisons

I have always struggled with comparisons. Am I as smart as person X? What about the house I live in, is it okay? What about the life I have, the job I have? On and on and on. Not a charming habit at all. I could blame a childhood living on the wrong side of the tracks...
Reflections On Stage Four Cancer

Reflections On Stage Four Cancer

It’s not a group anyone would join willingly. …But, it is a group I have joined and see every week. There’s age range and a mix of male and female. There’s a group leader. We talk and talk and sometimes we leave uplifted and sometimes we leave feeling worse than...
Ken, Roo and the Groundhog

Ken, Roo and the Groundhog

Ken is a gentle person. He rarely yells. He expects decency from people and tries to reciprocate, but he does have his quirks. He CAN get angry. Let him see a groundhog in our yard and he goes berserk. He’ll run out of the house, waving his arms and shouting. He’ll...
A Pointless Reading

A Pointless Reading

Do I mean the reading was pointless? No. If you look at the picture you see me with a person I admire and like to be with, Tori Tomalia. If you are in the Ann Arbor area, chances are you might have read about Tori and her husband who opened an improv comedy venue,...
The Free Library

The Free Library

The Free Library is up at 1643 Broadway. People are taking books, magazines and DVD’s.  They are leaving books and magazines and an occasional DVD. So, I am excited and happy. I have wanted to do this for at least two years since I first heard about it but I dawdled. ...
High Seas and Hurricanes

High Seas and Hurricanes

In the last blog post, “Getting Ready To Go Home“, I suggested that I should have suspected things would not go easily. We were travelling around southern Ireland. But, Nooo. I was certain that once we were on our way home, life would be straightforward...
Getting Ready To Go Home

Getting Ready To Go Home

So, I made it clear after the guns clicked as we walked home in the dark. I reiterated the message after we endured more bombings, one in which we lost a friend. We were LEAVING! LEAVING ! LEAVING! Ken said he didn’t feel that afraid. He was willing to stay on for one...