Tag Archives: Generations

The math of living and dying

I think about life in terms of generations rather than individual lives. My interest in Genealogy is probably the reason for this. So in terms of generations, within my family, I am creeping up to the top, next inline for … Continue reading

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Gifts from our ancestors

“You are the fairy tale told by your ancestors.” – Toba Beta My mother has a very pronounced hand tremor which she has graciously shared with me. Fortunately mine is still in its infant stages of development but I can watch … Continue reading

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Damn Rock

“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.” –  Neil Armstrong In the middle of the pasture of my grandfathers 250 acre cattle farm was a lone rock. Now in my eight year old mind, this was less a rock and … Continue reading

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A Poem – My Light

Her face reflects an image An image carried through generations Flesh and bones of others behind them A smile I have seen before A shade of blue, a strand of hair Recaptured from moments past We each travel back in … Continue reading

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Lucky to be here

In Bill Bryson’s wonderful book “A Short History of Nearly Everything” he shares that most of us are all here because our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother found our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather attractive enough to have sex with him. I realize that doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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