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Nearing the end of his life, my father had moments of lucidity when the fog of dementia would lift briefly, and Dad would be with us again. It was during one of these moments that he told my sister Lynne that he felt that he was a failure in life. He looked back on his … More What is Success?
I’ve never been much of a cook and I have trained family and friends to call me a “Functional Cook”, in other words, I am able to do enough to get by. No one has gone to the hospital with food poisoning, but absolutely no one would call me a good cook. Mercifully, my … More Filling the Pantry
I woke to the soothing sound of rain on the window this morning. The slow patter of drops hitting the window, and the steady sound of dripping water was peaceful and reassuring. Even without my hearing aids, I could hear the wind blowing through the leaves that remained on the maples. Just before dawn, I … More Rainy Autumn Days