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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: Haiku for Death

Digital collage © 2015, Barbara Berney. All rights reserved. He was. He is not. One negotiates not with the angel of death who waits for no man. Gone in the blink of an eye. May he rest in peace. R.I.P. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: R.I.P. Old Codger

It’s not as though no one I’ve ever known has died suddenly. My mother, for instance. One day, she and my niece are going for dinner and a movie, and the next, she’s gone. Just like that. Or Uncle Harry, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day Five

The big day has arrived. Open house day will be very busy. Dad has slept in and I’ve barely slept after completing some middle-off-the-night baking and preparations. Checking my list, I realize that I forgot about the hot mulled cider. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day Four

Day four of my live-in caretaking dawned dreary and grey, a stay-at-home kind of day. Bitterly cold out, I just didn’t want to subject Dad to that discomfort. He slept late, ate a light brunch, and readied himself for a … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Standing in the Gap

The last week has been a blur, a very difficult blur. When my other dad went into the hospital after suffering what appeared to be a stroke late Sunday night, I was numb, hearing the words, understanding them intellectually, but … Continue reading

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