Tag Archives: Death

Nothing lasts

I was talking to my Mom over Thanksgiving getting her thoughts on the mini-family reunion we had just attended. It had been years since I had seen some of these folks and I wanted to get her take on how … Continue reading

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Family traditions

My father has three brothers and these four siblings had ten kids. My grandmother remarried before I was born to a man I called my grandfather. He had two daughters who had three kids. This was a big blended family. … Continue reading

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What keeps us alive?

She told him that her depression had returned and that she was thinking about suicide again. Guns were moved out of the house, medications were reevaluated and changed and pretty soon things felt like they were back to normal. They … Continue reading

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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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Choosing between death or a new tax plan

I have a sad tax tale. Once upon a time I owned some Apple stock. I bought it cheap using some roll-over IRA money that I had when I changed jobs in the late 1980’s. Sometime in the 1990’s I … Continue reading

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What we bury

“If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!” – Stan Laurel As I pedal my bicycle all over the county I pass little memorials erected on the side of the road. Signs and homemade … Continue reading

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Memories of heaven

It is funny being around people who you have known your whole life, people that have known me my whole life. I attended my aunts memorial service yesterday and saw uncles, aunts and cousins that sadly I hadn’t seen since the … Continue reading

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