It Is What It Is

My sweet mother has passed away. She, the one with so much enthusiasm for life. She, the busiest bee of them all. The one we all thought would live to be a hundred. She was 79. She was never sick … Continue reading

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I Vow to Love You… And to Wear Flats to Outdoor Weddings

Anh&David.r

On June 28, my step-son David (whom I’ve loved and co-parented since he was 12) was married in Orange County in the city of Aliso Viejo, California. It was an elaborate three-day event which began with rehearsals and a dinner Friday evening, a … Continue reading

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When at a Loss for Words, Just Say “Wella, Wella, Wella”

Santa Baby

My family likes to play games at holiday get-togethers. Card games, word games, board games, practical jokes. It’s all good. One year at Christmas we purchased the party board game called Cranium. Mom and I were in a showdown with my aunt and … Continue reading

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Pumpkin is the New Orange

Photo of Halloween Jack-o'-Lanterns

It’s that time of year again and I am seeing pumpkin tones everywhere from the color of the leaves on the trees to the candy corns and the jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween. This week, I thought I’d share some pretty pictures to help set the mood for the season. … Continue reading

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The Value of Things

Books Photo by Janet Rebhan

When I was fourteen, my entire freshman English lit class watched the movie Romeo & Juliet together. Some of the kids in my class teased me about looking a little like Juliet and for the next week they added an extra … Continue reading

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A Coco, a Sailor, and a Couple of Vines

Mi Ki and Husky pups

Today, I thought I’d introduce you to a couple of new additions to my family. Both of my daughters just got new puppies. Jennifer adopted baby Coco of the Mi Ki breed. Yes, that’s Coco after the designer, not the … Continue reading

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