My mother declared her independence from Planet Earth on Monday, July 4th, 2016. While our relationship was always a challenge, for both of us, I learned many things from her over the years beginning with our initial earthly acquaintance… and not
When Relationships Change or Die or Just Plain Go Away
Right here at the beginning, let me say that I’m no expert on relationships, other than I’ve had a few, so the following is simply my observations, combined with what I’ve gleaned from others, about the transition that happens when
A Big Happy Six!
Six years. Yes, it’s been six years since I posted the very first blog post to this here blog, Playing a New Game. What started off as a way to vent my stream of consciousness into the ethernet has turned
Time’s Up, Vancouver!
Back in June of 2009, I celebrated my 57th birthday. I also left behind my home of 10 years. The vast majority of my household belongings had been put out on the front lawn and I had placed a Craigslist
Sometimes I wonder if…
…I’m ever gonna feel like I’m part of the family I was born into. I just found out the the family I was born into 63 years ago is having a family reunion this weekend… and I wasn’t invited. Neither
Sometimes I Miss My Piano
My mom plays the piano. She’s played it for as long as I can remember. In fact, she’s a great piano player. I loved hearing her play as I was growing up; we didn’t have a television set so her