Category Archives: motherhood

I JUST NEVER KNEW

I never knew how much it hurts when your mother dies.  The nurse in me had always accepted that death is inevitable. No one lives forever. Everyone loses their parents eventually. It’s the natural order of things.  Except when it is your mother … Continue reading

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WRITE NOW

Last year at this time,  I was lucky enough to still have my mother. A generous woman who remembered every birthday, every anniversary, with cards and gifts. I also had a lot of stuff. Too much stuff. It occurred to me that I didn’t … Continue reading

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SO FAR AWAY

Who do you most admire?  My answer to that question used to be a fairly predictable list  of assorted literary and historical figures, with a liberal bent towards those who made the world better for their fellow man. Lately, however, … Continue reading

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AND THE PAINTED PONIES GO UP AND DOWN

My daughter, Cassie, turns 30 today. As much as that is certainly a milestone worthy of celebrating, I will also be celebrating my own milestone today. March 1, 1985 was the day that I first stepped onto the never-ending, always-spinning … Continue reading

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