Monthly Archives: June 2012

Resilience or Resignation?

¬†Life is tenuous, isn’t it?. One year ago I was stung multiple times on the tip of a single toe by one single, solitary yellow jacket. As the hours progressed my foot swelled, then my calf. Fever set in. A … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2012

Today is Father’s Day 2012. A loving voice message from one daugther, and a phone call from another has properly humbled me and made me feel loved. Monica treated me to a lovely cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts, then … Continue reading

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The Lost Story

When my mother was born in May of 1924 the world took no notice of her arrival. There was no parade, no radio announcement, and no economic ripple. Her story began with little to no¬†fanfare. In so many ways it … Continue reading

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