Archive for the 'Family' Category


Published on September 5, 2009

What takes 9 months to come to completion? Well yes, a human life, but also the healing of my fracture. After the prerequisite time to heal a fracture (@ 3 months), my ankle didn’t “knit”. Introduce a little device called a bone stimulator (Exogen 4000 by Smith and Nephew) and 16 more weeks of healing […]

A “goodbye” to another old friend

Published on August 27, 2009

In 1972, my parents purchased 648 S. Oakland and made it the family home. I never lived in this house, but my sisters and brother grew up here. It was a bargain in 1972 due to the condition of the home ( a circa 1908 craftsman style farm house). Some improvements were done over the […]

We are not alone!

Published on August 8, 2009

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They Say it’s your birthday!

Published on August 4, 2009

From far and wide they came to celebrate Anne’s milestone…birthday number 80. It was a grand affair with catered food and an ice cream cake. Anne beamed at being the center of attention and heartily enjoyed the food.

Playing For Change | Peace Through Music

Published on July 25, 2009

Playing For Change | Peace Through Music Posted using ShareThis Using music to connect and as a form of meditation. I hope this touches you as it touched me.

Happy Birthday

Published on July 23, 2009

Today would have been my Dad’s 80th birthday…I think. You have to understand that my Dad told us every year that he was 16 and never budged an inch (year) on that. He also would never tell us what day in July, at least we had the month down, was the day of his birth. […]

A New Life: They have landed!

Published on July 21, 2009

After many years in the making, our NYC family has made their move to Chicago! I can’t even imagine what it must feel like to approach your first professional position at age 33! But as always, B hits things head on (trepidation in tow) and goes forward. You can check out their building at the […]

Filoli: Fight, love, live

Published on July 18, 2009

Life circumstances have made it impossible for me to have a real vacation this year. Luckily, we live close to many wonderful weekend get-a-ways that lend to mini-vacations well. As an avid gardener (could yo tell my the pictures on this blog?), visiting gardens have always brought me joy. I have been wanting to see […]

My Wonder Child(ren)

Published on July 4, 2009

Wonder Child sung by Mary Black One of my favorite artist is Mary Black. She has a song called “Wonder Child” that makes me think about my children both my boys, but also my girls. I got lucky. My sons chose wonderful women as their life partners. When I hear this song, it makes me […]

Half Time, 2009

Published on June 6, 2009

With the onset of June, half of 2009 has passed. The second quarter of the year certainly wasn’t as eventful as the first. It did bring new experiences and challenges that continue to play out. Ever so slowly I have begun to find a new normal in my life. Adjusting to the added responsibilities and […]