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El Camino: Departure

Last night I finally felt ready enough to load my pack, sans camera equipment that will be carried everywhere I go. As I packed with the goal of keeping under 20 lbs in mind I asked myself, “Do I really … Continue reading

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When the nest is (really, really) empty.

This weekend was wonderful albeit filled with all the anxiety and discomfort of a family milestone. We packed up the older sister and the three-year-old non-stop talker (talkers are nothing new in our family) and headed to Santa Clara to … Continue reading

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In Sickness and In Health

I wonder if I have become immobilized by fear. I haven’t been able to run since mid August 2017. That is the first time I actually typed out that date and now it sits here on the page, staring me … Continue reading

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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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Let Go. Be.

Oliver Sacks, upon learning of his diagnosis of terminal cancer wrote: “I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. I must focus on myself, my work and my friends. I shall no longer … Continue reading

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His Name is Avi

Funny, when I sat down to write this I thought I had a lot to say.  Turns out, perhaps its too much to put into words. Eleven days ago, my FDO delivered her first baby and my first grandchild.  His … Continue reading

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When Triumph Means Loss

Earlier today I happened upon a post about the Ray Bradbury short story, All Summer in a Day. I became very interested in his post because I too remember reading the story in middle school, and like the blogger, I … Continue reading

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