Tag Archives: Happy Birthday

A Trip Around the Sun

Today begins another trip around the sun. The snow in our backyard is melting, revealing layers upon layers of dog poo — the remnants of a long, cold, record-setting season — measuring the winter of our discontent like rings on … Continue reading

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Seesters

She turns 49 today. That hardly seems possible. I still remember her sitting at the kitchen table in our Weston Village apartment, layering her blue eye shadow as she gazed into her Clairol multi-light mirror. Styx played in the background … Continue reading

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Missing the Heart of Home

I remember this feeling from summers spent at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa. Lying in my sleeping bag at night, sweating, scratching mosquito bites on my legs, peeling the sunburn from my nose, and feeling the little, nagging ball of pain … Continue reading

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A Perfect Ten

Isn’t it obnoxious when parents refer to their nearly-grown children as their babies? My mom is guilty of it… and I haven’t been a baby for over 40 years. That obnoxiousness must be hereditary in some way because I’m going … Continue reading

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A Maternal Tribute

My mom is the Best Mom in the World. You may argue that yours takes the prize, and that’s okay. If every child thought his or her mom was the Best Mom in the World, I believe this planet would … Continue reading

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