Category Archives: nostalgia

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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The Ineffability of a Hug

BEHIND THE SCENES: SETTING: This morning, 6:30. Jan is sitting at her computer. Steve walks in with a cup of coffee. STEVE: Are you going to walk this morning? JAN: No, I’m going to work on a blog. STEVE (Happy … Continue reading

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The “Both/And” of Saying Goodbye

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”   ~ Kahlil Gibran A few weeks ago, on the last day of a memory-filled vacation to Florida, we learned that my son, Adam, got … Continue reading

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Holding On, Letting Go

The past couple of weeks have been filled with the joys and heartaches of life–times that inspire the question, “Was the happiness worth the sadness that followed?” As with other times in my life when I’ve asked myself that question, … Continue reading

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