Category Archives: Sad

No Fairytale Ending.

I’ve been – so far – quite lucky in love and in life; my heart remains mostly intact. But one small part of it has been frayed and mended, over and over, so that by now it must be patched … Continue reading

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Coyote. Ugly.

They are everywhere. They are nowhere. I set out on a walk with Chloe off-leash and one appears in front of us, ghostlike, staring us down as if we have no right to be there. Chloe thinks it’s another dog … Continue reading

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Prayers for Paris.

The Italian travelogue will have to wait. Today my heart is so heavy for Paris I can think of nothing else. The Eiffel Tower went dark last night in the city of light, and all the civilized world grieves for … Continue reading

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And Now There Are Three.

I was planning to post a few last photos from Hawaii today. But that will have to wait. The first words I heard this morning from the CE after I woke up were these: “I’m so sorry, but I have … Continue reading

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Chicken Love and Sadness

I am an avid animal lover, but if you had asked me a few years back if it was possible to love a chicken (other than one on a plate drenched in lemon caper sauce) I would have said no. … Continue reading

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Rosie

If a long life is a life well-lived, then Rosie, who left us on Wednesday at the age of seventeen and a half, lived a very good life. Rosie was one of a litter of kittens born to a cat … Continue reading

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Are there slot machines in heaven?

We’ve spent the past few weeks planning that annual blow-out family¬†extravaganza. No, not Christmas. The other blow-out extravaganza. The one where Uncle Delbert gets to escape the Minnesota winter for Vegas, Baby! We’ve made four or five such trips over … Continue reading

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