it’s not the size of the wedding or the cost of the table decorations that will determine marital success, but the extent to which the couple sees themselves and their vision for the future in the event itself.
Category Archives: family
Old Photos: Why You Should Keep “Stuff”
These bits and pieces help us remember and relive moments in our lives lost to time and memory. They are an antidote to old age, a reminder of a life well lived, and a connection to all those who have passed but are now reinstated in our hearts.
The American Caste System: Life Down East
I dream of equality. I dream of a country that partners together to build a great society for all. That only happens when we lose the win-lose mindset—so let’s do that.
My mother, GG, was dead at ninety-nine years of age. She was on her last journey and it was okay.
When Pro-Life Becomes Anti-Life
Buddhists have a story of four friends who worked together to accomplish good. We need to do that as well.
Thanks Thom Thom (Means Big Big in Khmer)
enough joy and love to see me through my most recent loss, my missing my own mother as well as those women who no longer are present in life but live large in my heart and memories: Marilyn, Faye, Sr. Libby, and now Carole. Happy Mother’s Day.
“Like her name, so is she . . .”
I convinced a family friend who belonged to a rather unorthodox Jewish congregation to name her in his temple for two of the women I loved best in this world.
Holding Mother’s Hand
But that day in the museum, it was I who held her hand in mine. It was my hand supporting her, reassuring her, protecting her.
Finding My Roots
“I could feel the tracks on my cheeks burned into my memory from the tears I had shed in Sokolka.”
A Christmas Story
the joy is not in the keeping but in the giving