Friday Night Lessons

My children should know better by now. They should trust that when I say I have a time-sensitive surprise it’ll always be worth cleaning up those legos. By the skin of their teeth they met the deadline of cleaning up their toys and eating their supper. Paul got home (barely) in time to join us, […]

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Mourn With Those Who Mourn

(This post has been cross-posted from my post yesterday on Cherry Blossoms) Is it just me, or has this been a really challenging spring? It seems it’s been a season of intense loss. The human experience is a messy one, it runs at an unrelenting pace until the whole world seems to stop at the death of […]

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Body Image Revolution

If I told you that I’ve been working out diligently for a couple of weeks, and I eat properly and in good proportions, and I’m getting enough sleep, but the scale hasn’t even slipped by a pound, would you be surprised? I’m not. I’ve been here before. Most of my adult life is filled with […]

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Choosing Health

It’s been a bit of a break in blogging lately. I’ve posted very sporadically. It isn’t that I haven’t had things to write, I have. It isn’t that I haven’t had time to write, I have. It’s just that this blog is very personal and lately my inner life has been raw. Even for an […]

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Parents shouldn’t be allowed to leave their young children just because of a stupid thing like cancer. Nor should parents outlive their children. I started my haiku status updates on a whim, right before Carla died (which I have copied, in completion, here — not all of these were posted on facebook), and I somehow […]

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Red’s Head

2/1/2012 “Mummy, I feel all better!” Like you can go to school now? “Uhhh, no. Just a little bit better.” 2/2/2012 As I was telling Blue to please don’t bug Daddy, Red piped in, “unless it’s an emergency, like throwing up, or bandits.” 3/5/2012 “Daddy, I feel like there are secrets that you and Mummy […]

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Haikus Across America

Family play day Once a baby, now he’s five Fun at Disneyland Always miss Carla Prayers for David and their kids Rich for knowing her Farewell to LA The Land of the Long Brown Cloud Love the memories Watercolour views Rear view mirror landscaping Silver light sunset When will the hurt stop? Can the Canyon […]

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