Category Archives: All Things Family

Farewell to our party girl.

I always get a catch in my throat when I see an old person with an old dog. Always walking slowly, giving each other time, honoring long years together. You know what’s sadder than old people with their old dogs? … Continue reading

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Missoula.

I’ve been trying to get to Missoula for decades. It was worth the wait. Now I will always remember the Clark Fork River. And the train whistle that sounds just often enough to remind you that it was the Northern … Continue reading

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Friends in high places: Sun Valley

I don’t know if it was the altitude or the company or something in the water. Whatever it was, I’ll have more, please: our week in Sun Valley positively glowed. Maybe it was all the flowers. Everywhere we looked! Or … Continue reading

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Just one last pat on the head.

She’s been gone almost two weeks, but still, I inexplicably expect her to amble down the hall and thrust that magnificent golden head and mane in my face, looking to comfort me and oh, maybe get a nice little scratch … Continue reading

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Might as well celebrate.

The last time a birthday brought me to my knees was (about an ice age ago) when I turned 30. The sensation of youth spent and misspent, time lost, world not yet conquered. Then everything seemed to speed up and … Continue reading

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And Santa Monica, briefly.

If you have enough kids and grandkids, you can be gone almost every weekend. This time it was Santa Monica. James turned ten! He was king for the weekend. But never forget that the CE remains emperor! James and I … Continue reading

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San Francisco, briefly.

Gimps like me need not apply to leave their hearts in San Fran. Those hills, guys! But that city by the sea does have its charms. And I would travel to the ends of the earth to buy this guy … Continue reading

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