Family

It’s Been a While

My mother died today. Well, it was yesterday but I thought using the opening line from Albert Camus’¬†The Stranger¬†(which is my favorite opening line in a novel). You might be reading this and thinking that I am very cold about this whole thing. I promise you I’m not. In...

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One Year Anniversary

My son has been gone for one year. And I still miss him I am lucky to have such great family and friends. They have helped me, and continue to help me, through this time. I have so much to say and I have grown so much. But, for...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving. A day I thought would be really tough since it is the first Thanksgiving since Joe. Died. Heck, I think the entire holiday season is going to be rough. Josie, her daughters and I went to Los Angeles to have Thanksgiving dinner with my father. It was...

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Dia de los Muertos

From October 31 through November 2, the Mexican people celebrate a tradition called Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. The matriarch of the family set up an alter with all those the family has lost. It was beautiful. Josie, seeing me look at it told me...

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Movie Review: Apostle…Well, Not Really a Review

I have some great news. I bought another website. This one is called DumbassesTalkingPolitics.com. I created this website to post my political views and the views of my friends. This site will also be a resource for our podcast that is in the making. The bad news is I...

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God Help Me…

I started to whittling to take my mind off of Joe. To relax. I whittled this little guy, painted and antiqued it and it looks good (not great or perfect). In my pride, I showed people, and I heard how good it looked. But the reason I started doing...

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Update: What Do I Miss the Most?

Though I have not posted much about my son in the last couple of months, I have been struggling. I am running into that same confusion and sadness that I had in the first couple of months since his death. I am having nightmares and trouble sleeping. I am...

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Oh, Gosh! I’m Becoming Reflective! Part 2

Ok, here we go. Good news: I woke up this morning and made my bed. Then I put away my clothes. Then I washed the dishes. Then I took a shower. Then I started this blog post. Hey, maybe that admiral guy and that world famous psychologist were on...

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Oh, Gosh! I’m Becoming Reflective!

I should have said, “Oh, God,” but I did not want to take to Lord’s name in vain. I have a friend from the bible belt and he got bent that I said darn. I want him to read this so I decided to be right. The eight people...

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