Category Archives: Life Goes On

A Day in the Life: Wandering Thoughts

Snowing today for the first time this season, the world is white and quiet, a peaceful scene. Still in the trough of the mental health roller coaster, I resist the urge to interpret what seems patently unreasonable in some reasonable, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Troughs and Peaks

There is no undo button in life, but oh, how I wish there were. Raising a child with “issues” is a bit of a lifelong roller coaster ride of heartbreaking troughs and amazing peaks of joy. Unfortunately, after a few … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Then and Now

As I stood on the front stoop watching my elder son leave to return to grad school this afternoon, I couldn’t help but remember the very first time my two very little boys got in the car and drove off … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: First World Problem

For the entire summer (actually since May 27), until yesterday, the central air in my house was deader than a doornail. As the temperatures soared into the 90s with humidity in the 75%-90% range, I made do by running the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Who’s the Leader of the Dave Clark Five?

“Who’s the leader of the Dave Clark Five?” So complete was my humiliation as a sixth grader that the memory of that moment has stuck with me now for more than 50 years. Sixth grade was not a good grade … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Accepting What Is

For just about the entire 34 years since I moved to this town, I’ve dreamed of escaping and living elsewhere, preferably someplace with a diverse cultural scene, a healthy arts community, and above all, less severe winters. By March of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Toxic People

We all, at one time or another, have dealt with toxic people in our lives—you know, the ones who manage to drain you of every last iota of energy. They are our family members or people we may consider friends. … Continue reading

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