Posts Categorized: Relationships

Moving into adulthood

People get it wrong frequently. Adulthood isn’t about age (I have that). Adulthood isn’t even about maturity (I don’t have that). Adulthood is about responsibility. It’s why you can sometimes hear the expression, “He matured at a young age” or, conversely, “When will he ever grow up”. Yesterday, I did my bit to help my… Read more »

Unmatchable, the final chapter

Well. That answers that. In all likelihood, “that” has always been the answer. No, you’re not coming in on the middle of a conversation. Or, perhaps, in some ways, you are. It’s a long-running debate I’ve been having and even you blog readers have only been introduced to it relatively recently. Just before the year… Read more »

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Grandma. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day… Read more »

Self-recrimination

One last time, I suggest before you read this post that you zip through the first post this week (kindly linked for you), so you are prepared for the self-indulgent drivel below. On the plus side, this is the last time you will see this type of warning. There are many things which you will be good… Read more »

Unmatchable

Hold it! Before you read today’s post, go back and read yesterday’s post. I’ll wait. You’re really going through with this? Fine, I wash my hands…this is all self-inflicted from here. The coming of the new year is a time for resolutions for most of us, even if we don’t always call them that. It’s no different… Read more »

Turkey day every day

A not-quite lifetime ago, I awaited the holidays with a mixture of eagerness and solemnity (25¢ word!). My excitement, of course, was knowing I would get time off from work (except when I worked retail). My solemnity would come as I grew thoughtful and pensive during the holidays, a time for consideration and introspection for… Read more »

Phenomenal!

Just over two weeks from now, my Dad and Stepmom will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I think that’s phenomenal. Not because it’s especially rare, (his Dad and Mom were up to 65 years together when Grandpa died), but because it’s so often unnoticed. It struck me most clearly with the hullabaloo this week over a… Read more »

Where there’s no will, there’s no way

So. The mind is an extraordinary creation. It can write sonnets and symphonies and imagine the light bulb and the silicon chip. It can also cause doubt and deception. This past week, a close friend (and once, more than a friend) suffered a tragic end to her life. It was the very definition of tragedy:… Read more »

Dog days

(Now that the website is back from the dead, I can continue my new policy of no political posts on successive days) Bless ’em, they keep trying. I’ve mentioned my good friends with the two relatively (5 and 1) new grandkids in the blog many a time, the last being here. In fact, our tale… Read more »