Category: Life

Scotland Revisited: Image of the Qu'raing on the Isle of Skye.
Life

Scotland Revisited (Highlights from the Scottish Highlands–2018)

Last month I flew with friends to Scotland. Again. This time eight ladies traveled instead of 10, half of them recruited by me. Like before, after leaving the Inverness airport, we drove to two castles. The first was Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness. The ruins—remains of a wall and stone turrets on a patch of lush

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Messy House: Image of messy dining room
Life

Levels, Shame, and Joy… Oh, my! (Aka: Bless this messy house.)

To Do List Clean (really clean) the first level Straighten the second level Bank Gas Consignment Shop Pick up coffee beans at Quantum Bean Drop tin of cookies (with note) at Blatter house Dear Mr. and Mrs. Blatter: I’m writing to apologize… For the time I wouldn’t let you use the bathroom in our house

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Death 101: Image of Lake of the Woods at sunset
Family

Death 101: The Art of Dying (as taught by Atul Gawande…and my mother)

I’ve come a long way, baby. From being the scarediest of cats about so many things. High bridges, for instance. And death. For the longest time, my parents sheltered my brothers and me from post-mortem matters. It wasn’t until the eighth grade that I attended a funeral, my paternal grandfather’s. In the back of the

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Loneliness: Image of a girl alone in her bedroom
Life

How to Win a Wrestling Match (with Loneliness)

Confession: I stockpile Facebook statuses. Hey, don’t judge me. My ammo pile of cleverness is for your benefit. My goal always being to educate, inspire, and/or amuse you. There is, however, one status I was too chicken to post: ”Don’t feel sorry for me, but I’m lonely.” From time to time, posts like this appear

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