Category Archives: Family

Sacrifice

Growing up, I remember what it was like to have my father away on tours of duty while he served his twenty years in the Air Force. My siblings and I accepted it as a way of life–we really knew … Continue reading

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Welcome to This Wabi Sabi World, Penelope

I was honored to get to spend a week with my daughter, Andrea, and her family in the days before and after the birth of their daughter, our granddaughter, Penelope Rose Miyoko. It was a beautiful experience, though yes, with … Continue reading

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Letters – Part I

When was the last time you sat down and took the time to hand-write and mail a letter? Do you remember the anticipation of receiving a letter by “snail mail?” Holding it in your hands as you wondered what you … Continue reading

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End of a Chapter

Have you ever read a book you couldn’t put down? A book with chapters you hated to end, yet you couldn’t wait to turn the page to the next chapter? In two days, with a final cross of a threshold … Continue reading

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Golden Leaves – Part 2

In a November 13 blog post, I wrote a haiku about a tree, filled with golden leaves. It reminded me of my father: A tree in autumnGold leaves sashay in the breezeWinter harbinger If the tree reminded me of my … Continue reading

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