Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Joy of the “r”

Can we talk about nurses? Yesterday I had the honor of meeting with three folks from Carolinas Medical Center.  Jo Aitken was one of them.  I’ve known Jo a long time. Last spring she was part of a Red Boot … Continue reading

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Doing Nothing and Parenting

I’ve decided that so much of parenting is doing nothing.  It took me a while to figure this out.  I finally began to see the power of doing nothing when Hank decided he wanted to dye his hair jet black. … Continue reading

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Election Fatigue

Signs that you are suffering from “Election Fatigue.” 1. Stories about the Kardashians, “Housewives of…” series and House of Cards Netflix series are all beginning to feel uplifting and poignant.  2. Posting videos of puppies, kitty cats, babies and insects … Continue reading

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Dear Hank

August 31, 1995 Dear Hank, I want you to know that you are our beloved little boy. We have loved you since we first heard that you had come into being. As your grandmother, I want you to know some … Continue reading

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Dennis Rodman and Me

If you read my post from yesterday…you can see that my daughter Helen and I are moving.  While packing, I found some “GOTR stuff” and thought it might be fun to share a couple of the items I uncovered.  Item … Continue reading

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Moving…

I’ve never been attached to stuff.  Sometimes this has made me feel like a bad mother.  I don’t have one single trophy from my competitive triathlon and bike racing days…nor one single t-shirt.  I have only a few items from … Continue reading

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Small TalkĀ 

I used to watch couples at restaurants and feel sorry for them. The waiter would bring the salad, the meal and the dessert and barely a word’ve been exchanged between the pair.  I wondered, “Did they just run out of … Continue reading

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