Monthly Archives: August 2011

How much can a koala bear?

Up until a few minutes ago, I was on auto-pilot, numb to it, all rational and stable. This morning, I was still in bed and only awake for a few minutes when the phone rang. My ‘aunt’ (cousin) called to … Continue reading

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He died tonight

By the time I’ve finished typing this my ever-so-logical father will be gone. He had an awful childhood but, within the constraints of his emotionally-stunted upbringing, he was a kind and always helpful person. Expressing affection was impossible for him, … Continue reading


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Upcoming birthday…

It’s my birthday in a few weeks. Wait…not yet. Nothing for any of us to get excited about. After all, for me, it’s one milestone closer to turning 50 and that means the dreaded letter from the organization for really … Continue reading

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That was a HURRICANE?

It’s been an interesting week. First, an earthquake. Then a hurricane. What’s next? Well, maybe nothing. After all, in some respects, neither was very serious. At least not around here. Sure, we all got a shock when buildings shook during … Continue reading

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