Tag Archives: Family

Open Conversation

I feel guilty that I don’t love all of the people I’m related to. Continue reading

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Just Can’t

30 June 2013 There are, were, six siblings  in my family; three boys and three girls. I am the eldest. In childhood, it was my responsibility to care for my younger sisters and brothers, often to distract our lunatic father … Continue reading

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Saga Continues

Okay, I’ll say it just once for posterity’s sake. I am stubborn sometimes, and resistant, and rigid, and possibly mistaken but there is no definitive evidence to suggest that I am wrong. Rehearsal dinner was an inclusive success. As you … Continue reading


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Sisyphus’s Rock

I haven’t changed one bit since the last time I posted. In fact, I am more like me than I ever was. All this in spite of the fact that things around me are are changing. I may or may … Continue reading

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Last Words

My only remaining brother, A.B., owes a small debt to me. I make interest free loans to my siblings from time to time, unlike my sister, the loan shark, who charges 100% interest. I’d like to have the money he … Continue reading

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Equality Lives

Hello Equality, good riddance DOMA. I am happy to know that everyone (everyone as federal law applies and everyone in the enlightened states that don’t discriminate, that is) will be able to enjoy the same contractual protections and responsibilities afforded by … Continue reading

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Nurturing Lessons

My niece is getting a bicycle for Mother’s Day. Her mom, my sister, has been celebrating Mother’s Day, by buying my niece a present, ever since my niece was a very young child, who came home in tears because she’d … Continue reading

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Different Worlds

A long time ago in a world far, far, away there lived two best friends. They were girls whose families had migrated, to the rural community where they met, from Somewhere Else. In 1976, just a few years after Roe … Continue reading

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Hard Bargains

Pretty soon the oldest descendant will become engaged. I’ve seen a picture of the ring. The ring does not define the marriage so it should be priced accordingly. I am minding my own business but the money could be wisely … Continue reading

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With Love

Themes run through my life. The universe tries to show me things that I am not receptive to seeing. In an absolutely egotistical application, I enjoy believing that my way is the better way. Yes, I do. I always have; … Continue reading

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