Monthly Archives: June 2013


That unmistakable “AAAAAAAmmmyyyyyy” heard down the street from my childhood home was my mother’s voice.  None of my friends’ moms had an operatic singing voice that floated throughout the neighborhood calling the other children home for dinner.  Just mine.  We … Continue reading

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When the Netflix envelopes arrive at our house, it’s often a potpourri of strange movie picks.  This week was no exception.  I’m not sure I had ever seen the movie, “On the Beach” from 1959-a classic I guess- but I can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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We marveled that he was still breathing, this shell of a person who had been dying for so, so long. His wife had told him-days ago- it was time to go, she loved him and would miss him, but she would be … Continue reading

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