Category Archives: Something Completely Different

The ghost of tragedy past — 031811

Mom seems to vacillate between wanting to know what’s going on in the world and not wanting to know.  I’ve found that, generally, she does know what she should.  Mom is specifically interested in current events in Japan because Nick … Continue reading

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A writer’s gotta write — 021311

I just hate that I don’t have something substantial to blog about every day.  But such is the way of things for the moment.  Mom’s doing okay.  I can’t make stuff up. Writing/blogging is just about my favorite thing to … Continue reading

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Tucson: from chaos to civility? — 010911

The events of September 11, 2001 caused me to write an e-mail to a friend in which I said: “If there’s a silver lining to be found in all of this, it is that Americans will bond, and will return … Continue reading

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Words (and the gift of writing them) – 112310

There are people who jump out of bed each morning eager to apply their gifts to a needing world: electricians, doctors, waiters, singers, paralegals, decorators…you get the idea.  My joy has always been communications.  Early on, that meant radio and … Continue reading

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The view from 3500 feet — 091710

The point has been made time and again: caregivers must take care of themselves lest they be rendered unable to help others.  I saw this moment approaching late last week and announced to Lisa that we ought to take a … Continue reading

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Family secrets — 091310

My baby sister’s been here and back (to Maryland) twice in the past month.  My baby brother stayed here the whole month before heading home (to Germany) yesterday.  We are nothing if not a global family.  This is one of … Continue reading

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Nashville

A complete diversion from the subject at hand…but real life has many aspects. Continue reading

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