Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Few Words with Friends for the Holiday Season


I’d like to have a word with you.  Actually, I’d like to share several words with you.  Given my choice of phrase, I’ll reassure you that you’re not in trouble.  Not at all, my friend.    If anyone is in trouble, … Continue reading

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Life in 1961: The Difference 50 Years Makes


With the end of the year approaching, most of us look back over our year to assess what we’ve done, learned, accomplished, lost and gained.  This year I’ve been looking at 2011 from a different perspective – from that of … Continue reading

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Age-Old Concerns


I recently got a glimpse of the inevitable, and I didn’t like what I saw.  I tried to turn my back and run away, but my body wouldn’t let me.  And that was just the point, the big scary point.  … Continue reading

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Inviting Our Parents To Our Wedding, Even After They’re Gone


Weddings are one of those occasions when you really want your loved ones to be there.  You want them to witness your happiness and (hopefully) share theirs with you.  You may also want them to participate, to demonstrate their support … Continue reading

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