Monthly Archives: November 2012

EBB AND FLOW

I wanted to post this in appreciation of my sisters who knew long before I did what path my life should follow. Thank you for your love and guidance. Thank you for believing in me when I could see nothing … Continue reading

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Chicken On Turkey Day

Our family practices the traditional Thanksgiving dinner every year. It consist of just the immediately family which numbers about a dozen people give or take a few. Cooking assignments are given out and everybody brings plenty of food and hearty … Continue reading

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The Holidays

There is no other time of year that I dread more than the season that is upon us now. I don’t know why but I have historically had difficult times dealing with the “holiday cheer”. Without warning or provocation I … Continue reading

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If They Only Knew

We took our father today to get a referral for Hospice from the doctor. Of course he looked great , acted great , so we were a little surprised when it was approved. That is not unusual though. When we … Continue reading

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TA TA’isms

 A TATA’ism is a phrase expressed by the wise and venerable TATA. My father. There is no way for me to remember all of them but I’m going to give this a try. You boys could tear up a Sherman … Continue reading

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Introspect

I was watching the river flow past me wondering where it was going and thinking about the many different landscapes it would pass through to get there. The leaves are changing and the adjoining forest is carpeted with a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Face

There are times when I truly think he hates me. But I know inside that really he loves me. It is what I represent to him that he hates. I am the face of the disease to my father. My … Continue reading

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