Tag Archives: Family

Gifts From My Father

The other day I did some research for a friend about a Mesopotamian goddess, tracking down some details. Mythology has been an interest of mine since childhood. I read voraciously anything new to me. I tried to find everything and … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

My father died in 1991. He was 77 and had been diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer’s about six months earlier, although the doctor suspected that, since Dad was an intelligent man, he had been masking the symptoms for a … Continue reading

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The Holiday Break

(Originally posted on LiveJournal) (I hate it when half-composed posts get accidentally lost! Boo!) Our office closed on the 14th, and we’re not expected to be back in the office until the 2nd. A nice break, yes? Mine had been … Continue reading

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Adventures Crossing West Texas

(Originally posted on LiveJournal) So, as I was getting ready to hit the road again this morning, a storm front moved in on Houston. Great. Not only that, the motel I was staying at was right in the middle of … Continue reading

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Adventures in Family Archeology

(Originally posted on LiveJournal) So the last three days have been pretty much filled with shoveling our way through all the stuff in my mother’s house. It seems that as she got older, she got more concerned about keeping “important … Continue reading

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Tribute For My Mother

(Originally published on LiveJournal) I wrote the following tribute to be read at my mother’s funeral last week. I couldn’t read it myself, as I would have gotten too emotional. However, the music director at the church read it for … Continue reading

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Unfinished Art and Waiting on Mortality

(Originally published on LiveJournal) It’s a weird season for me right now. I’ve spent the last few months (well, since early April) turning my life upside-down, to get myself out of a rut.┬áIt’s been interesting. One of the results has … Continue reading

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