Category Archives: encouragement

The Best Things

The Best Things in Life?
Divorce at the end of a long marriage: Not one of them. But that’s the thing that’s going on in my life right now. Working my way through it is, for one thing, making me think about what those fabled “best things” are. And why they matter. Continue reading

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Mom at 95: Still Barbara After All These Years

There’s old. And then there’s 95 years old. What does THAT feel like? Let’s ask my mom. Because she knows. Continue reading

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The H-Word

Happiness matters. Not as much as oxygen and water and gravity and light. But right up there. One of suvival’s necessities. Continue reading

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Talking in Color

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small wonder

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Shortcuts to Happiness

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. Continue reading

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Mom Says Goodbye to Her Old House

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