Category: Life 2003
One Year of Blogging
My first blog entry was a little over a year ago: December 14, 2002. Since that time I have posted 103 entries. 57 people out there left comments for me to ponder. (Actually there were more than that, but I had to get rid of a lot of spam comments.) My friend Lisa who still…
My nemesis the cat
I must be a very bad pet owner. We have two rather geriatric cats. They recently turned seventeen years old. They were purchased in early 1987 as something of a house warming present for ourselves. We had purchased our town house six months earlier and weren’t planning children any time soon. We had managed to…
A Neighbor in Hell, Part Three
I have written three entries (here, here and here) about a neighbor down the street and her personal hell. I haven’t written about her situation since March. I wish I could report that she is at least ascending into a higher level of Dante’s Hell, but that is not the case. Things have gone from…
In trying to build a more perfect child, some mistakes were made
This parenting business is turning out a lot differently than I expected. I thought I had an enlightened approach. I recognized what I thought were critical mistakes my parents made raising me, and tried to mitigate those mistakes in raising my own daughter. I also acknowledged the things my parents did right with me, and…
I have officially joined the Sandwich Generation. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, this means middle-aged people like me who have children, aging parents (not to mention a full time job) and have some responsibilities to care for both. It became official when I arrived in Michigan eight days ago to help care…
As much as I dislike thinking about my own aging I like thinking about my parents’ aging even less. I know mortality is the price we pay for life but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept, particularly when it happens to people you love so intimately. Some say that God gives life, but…
Tomorrow is my 18th wedding anniversary. So it seemed an auspicious moment for me to jot down some of my thoughts on marriage and married life in general. Actually this is not the first time I visited this topic. Some of you may recall my suggestion for term limited marriages. To fully put down all…
I’ve been drawing a blank lately in the insight department. Life seems to be keeping me pretty busy. Here’s a snapshot of what I am doing and thinking about the last week or so. I’ve been trying to help Lisa and the many people who host their blogs off her site get moving again, without…
I figured it was about time to make over the look of the site, since I haven’t changed it since I brought it up in December 2002. Hope you enjoy the new look!
We’ll be in Yellowstone August 16-22. Needless to say I don’t plan to spend it near a computer. Have a great end of August everyone!