Tag Archives: Friendship

2015, the year of connections

It’s mid-January, yet the holidays seem far behind us now. While my extra pounds may linger, the decorations are stored away and winter, at least in my neck of the woods, is in its final stages, alternating between cold snaps … Continue reading

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Fixing the fixer: How I adjusted my communication style to keep from driving my loved ones to drink

There is something about preparing to go on vacation that stretches a person’s to-do list to ridiculous proportions.  There are suddenly loose ends at work, things to be bought, laundry to be washed.  The cat must be dropped off and … Continue reading

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The most precious thing I’ve ever lost

It was the summer of 1997.  I had happened upon a flyer in a coffee shop for an art exhibit that would be on display  at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  The exhibit, entitled “The Helga Pictures”, contained a large … Continue reading

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Small talk?? For the love of God! Not small talk!!

The old man and I took our boy to a birthday party yesterday.  The mom of the birthday boy gave us the option to stay or leave.  For years I’ve looked forward to the day when I could drop the … Continue reading

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My Wishes for My Son

In my early teens I moved to Pensacola, FL and started the 10th grade here.  Of course the thought of walking into a brand new school filled me with anxiety but it shouldn’t have.  Within a few weeks I made … Continue reading

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