Family after the Fact

Family after the Fact

When I was working at the college many years ago. A group came to the campus and did a seminar on Living Trusts.  It was enlightening and at the same time very disturbing when they shared some stories of what happens after a parent or loved one dies. The formerly...
Book Club Diversities

Book Club Diversities

When my husband and I returned to San Diego after seven years in northern California, I was invited to join a friend’s book club.  We are the Spiritual Life book Club and after twenty years, our numbers are dwindling. We’ve lost two to cancer, two to...
A Wake-up Call

A Wake-up Call

Just when I was congratulating myself for being so healthy at the age of 80, I woke up one morning, dizzy, nauseous, disoriented and while I was able to make it to my cell phone I ended up sitting on the floor as I couldn’t make it back to my bed.  My roommate,...
Glorious, An Easter Cantata

Glorious, An Easter Cantata

A year or so ago, my friend Carolyn and I finished an Easter Cantata called “Glorious”. It takes place during the Passion Week, and features the disciple Andrew and his wife, Rebecca.  There are 13 songs.  It  took a while to write. I needed a musical helper and...
Moving on from Grief

Moving on from Grief

As I have written before, my dear husband, Frank, alias “bear” went to be with the Lord at the end of July.  When all the relatives had gone the day after his “Celebration of Life” I was left with a quiet house.  I realized I had never lived alone. I lived with my...
A First Christmas

A First Christmas

Usually when we hear those words we think of a couple with a new baby. This year it takes on new meaning, for it’s my first Christmas without my husband. Valerie and I have been watching some of the Hallmark Christmas movies. Some of the stories are very touching and...