Just Let Me Die

By | death, life

I’ve been fortunate in my life to have been able to know and love both grandparents on both sides of the family. For the first 20 or so years of me walking around on this earth, all my grandparents were alive, and for the most part, well. This afforded me time to get to know them and their extended network of friends. I was able to learn about their lives, their struggles, their joys and…

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Link Roundup 2014-09-26

By | links

It’s been a good week for family. Mom was in town and we got to hang out a bit. Earlier in the week we had a nice lunch at the Old Key Lime House in Lantana, Florida. If you’ve never been, put it on your list. It’s a nice little hangout and the food is filling and fresh. Just don’t feed the birds. While it was a good week for family, it wasn’t such a…

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Hug More

By | death, life

On my drive home today, at least two (2) people in the U.S. will kill themselves before I make it home.  That’s about a 30 minute trip. One way. On a good day. With light traffic. If that doesn’t phase you (statistics often don’t sink in with me either) then think about all the people you come into contact with during your day’s activities. Two can be a very significant number. That is a dad and…

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Would You Put Your Ball Back In?

By | life

Being thankful for what you have (and don’t have) as well as for what you have experienced (and haven’t experienced) obviously shouldn’t be relegated to just one day during the year. With that being said, Thanksgiving does afford one a milestone in time to reflect. Every day that goes by, I realize how true it is that I won the ovarian lottery. Regardless of the whining I do during the day (I chalk that up…

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