Tag: family

Clear Skies Over Hawaii

For the last couple of years, I have mostly kept my comments on Facebook to my day-to-day activities and reactions to the events in the lives of the people I care about.  I love seeing their family photos, weddings, vacations, weather concerns, and pets. My thoughts about politics […]

Overheard in Monterey

Don’t jump in the puddle. Stay close. It’s not just the cars. There are lots of people here. Stay in front of me. I don’t want to lose you. Where’s your monkey? Do up your jacket. Walking around Monterey recently, on the recreation trail to Lovers Point and […]

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Houston Has A Problem

Houston, you have a problem.  You just voted to repeal an ordinance that would have banned discrimination on the basis of age, race, or sex, and I don’t think you know what you have done. You bought into the propaganda that made you afraid. You were lead to […]

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Kind of Kin

The other day, someone was asking me about my family and if I had any grandchildren. At first I said “No.” Then I said, “Well, kind of…” I’m a common law step grandparent, and yes, I just made up that title. My son’s life partner has a son […]

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Decision Dilemma Quicksand

It’s only half an idea right now, but I’m thinking about teaching English overseas. This idea began germinating last year when I saw an ad in a professional magazine. They were looking for retired teachers to teach students in China in order to prepare them for university in […]

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The Perfect Ring

(This post is in response to the Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty. It is a story in 50 words.) He saved for months, secretly borrowed a dress ring to get the size, and excitedly waited for the engraving to be ready. The proposal was carefully planned, romantic, and successful. […]