Category Archives: Memories

The Day I Lost My Mind

Tomorrow will be one year since the day I lost my mind. Late the night before (a year ago today) I violently poked at the remote control to the television and tossed/ threw it onto the sofa.  Then amid expletives, … Continue reading

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AQF!

(Originally written on January 10, 2011) I have to say, with the exception of literally about two or three people, there are very few souls that I call my friends who don’t know how to laugh. How is it that all … Continue reading

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Day 2: Gratitude is Seeing the Connection

Gratitude is Seeing the Connection
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Day 1: Gratitude is a Verb

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Pride Goeth Before (and After) a Fall

That’s an ice pack on my knee. That tramp tripped me.  Well, not really. Luna, my son’s 7 month old puppy (big-as-a-horse-dog) and I like to run a few miles each morning.  Last Tuesday we went out and she was … Continue reading

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Surge and Tranquil Fury

Thinking that I would love to share my favorite park with a couple of friends who’d never really hiked before, I began cajoling them a couple months ago.  I promised it would be a less strenuous hike than those they … Continue reading

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On the way to the movie…

“Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything – even our lives – in our struggle for justice.”* ~Cesar Chavez   Like many Latinos my age, … Continue reading

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