Category Archives: Family

Grandparenting and Alzheimer’s

We baby boomers are becoming grandparents at a very fast pace!  There is no doubt that being a grandparent is a joy.  I can only speak for myself when I say that I could just eat my grandson up with … Continue reading

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It’s The Simple Things

My grandson went to the zoo this week.  It’s such a simple thing, but it got me thinking about Father’s Day this Sunday. There were seven kids in my family and time spent with my Dad was precious and rare. … Continue reading

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A Virulent Little Sucker

I am sure you all know how it goes.   You go on a trip, travel on an airplane, go through a couple of different airports and you end up getting sick.  It has happened to everyone.  So it was … Continue reading

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Did I Say That

Remember when your kids were little and they would say something embarrassing in public?  You know what I mean.  You’re in the grocery store and one of your kids says, loud enough for everyone to hear, I might add,  “Why … Continue reading

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A Healthy Dose Of Skepticism

My Mother was a bright intelligent woman who retained much of her cognitive function until she died at the age of ninety-four.  But, I think it was when she was in her late seventies that we discovered she was falling … Continue reading

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Travel Woes

Just back from a short trip to Catalina Island for a wedding in which my daughter was a bridesmaid.  I was simply there to help her with the nine month old baby while she did the wedding festivities.  The weather … Continue reading

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Blurred Life

I always go kicking and screaming into the holidays.  Nobody Almost no one likes it when the Christmas carols start in the stores the day after Halloween.  But for me the anxiety starts as soon as I hear the first … Continue reading

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Halloween Through New Eyes

This has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  My birthday is at the end of September, so when I was a kid it was just the beginning of the autumn excitement.   As soon as school … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Dad

My kids are both in their late twenties now.  The other day they were reminiscing about the two years when I was in graduate school and Dad was in charge.  They were about nine and eleven at the time, and … Continue reading

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Thank You

I just passed 100 posts on WordPress and I thought that it was time to take a few minutes to say  “Thank You”  for things that have happened over the last year. ♦ Thank you for all who read my posts, … Continue reading

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