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When It’s Time to Let a Friend Go

I recently saw a series of photos on Facebook of friends from college who had gathered together in San Diego for a few days of fun. They were the usual types of images – laughing at a bar, standing in front of the ocean – you know the drill. It was fun to see the…

The Art of Parenting

Yesterday I posted this photo on my Facebook page: It was seen and shared over 2000 times. Apparently it struck a nerve. I take no credit for the sentiment – that would go to Dr. Bill Cosby, comedian and philosopher extraordinaire. I do know, however, that no truer words about parenting have ever been spoken….

Aging As Youthfully as We Can

One of the biggest problems with getting older is that everyone else is getting older too. Day to day, the aging process is slow and steady — it comes in daily increments, little by little, so that we barely notice the changes until, of course, we do. “Where did that wrinkle come from?” we wonder….

My Son Heard Gunshots at a Party #louderthanguns

Sometimes it seems to me that Arizona is the last of the wild west, especially when it comes to guns. As a state with virtually no regulations on gun possession or purchases and a very angry sheriff running it’s most populous county ,  Arizona is a powder keg, combining the population’s love of firearms with a “get…

Why Manti Te’o's Virtual Relationship is Not the Norm

The story of Manti Te’o and how he was duped -or we were- has captured the attention of this country. Eventually we’ll all hear what really happened, whether he perpetrated a hoax to make himself seem more sympathetic or whether he was the victim of a horribly cruel scam by some very mean girls. However,…

What’s God Got to Do With It?

  I didn’t want to talk anymore about the election, but there’s something that’s been really upsetting me about the aftermath. I understand that there are a lot of people – 49% of the country, in fact – who aren’t happy with the outcome. And I understand that those people need to express their disappointment…

The Beauty of Political Differences

The truth is I’m voting for Obama. Though I tried to keep an open mind about the candidates, and always do, I have once again chosen to support the democratic candidate, though it would be nice if, once in a while, my republican husband and I agreed politically. Nearly every election we cancel each other…

Aging as Youthfully as We Can

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The 21st Century Obituary on Facebook

  Yesterday I learned that a friend had died when I clicked on his Facebook page.  It had been a while since I’d checked in on this particular friend – and it was shocking, to say the least, to see the notice of his death dated September 19, at the top of the page.  I…