family

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The Big Tent

In many ways a family is like a circus. There are talented performers and clowns. Moments of danger, laughter, awe, and – sometimes – a side show filled with things unexpected or rarely seen. What makes a circus entertaining and wonder-full is all that amazing diversity gathered under one big tent. In our family, the big tent is a spirit […]

Stay in Touch

Mom lives in New York, at least a day’s trip by air from my home, most often a two day journey by car. It’s just not possible to be in the same room with her as often as I’d like. I’m always on the lookout for ways to connect between visits, beyond my daily phone calls and intermittent Skype visits. […]

Celebrating Cousin Betty

  The Pickle Jar in Philosophy Class This video was submitted by my cousin Betty, a very positive influence in our world. She and her husband brought her parents into their home when the aging couple could no longer care for themselves in Florida. She was caregiver to her Dad when he was a widower with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was […]