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Remember the Skunk

Sometimes, when I hate my husband, I think about our place in Boston and the night a skunk fell into the basement window well outside of our bedroom. “That’s not a kitten,” John said when I woke him. He went … Continue reading

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Dose of Encouragement 

I praise You, Jesus, that nothing will be lost, but only regained, in the future. Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this … Continue reading

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Healing Family Wounds

Fifty years ago, our mothers’ bitter estrangement divided us daughters. But after I expressed sympathy over her mother’s death, my cousin mailed me a sprig of an aloe vera plant as a peace offering. Our shared great-grandmother had carried the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Behavior

Unless we progress, we regress – Dwight D. Eisenhower “You’ve got to have something to eat, and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave.” – Billy Holiday ‘Being … Continue reading

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What Lingers

Long before her diagnosis, my reliably cheerful friend turned sour. Even our most mundane conversations became contentious. Pessimism and frustration darkened her world. Eventually, as words eluded her and her thinking grew disorganized, the diagnosis came: early dementia. Terrifying, yes, … Continue reading

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