Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thoughts for the Present and the Future

When I sit down to write, I try to be respectful of where you are emotionally. I don’t want to hurt your feelings or make you feel guilty or awkward with what I say, because I know you have so … Continue reading

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Different Paths

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only … Continue reading

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Elephants

I grew up with an “elephant in the room”. We all knew that my dad had a drinking problem, but we didn’t talk about it directly. It felt like a secret so big that we had to keep it even … Continue reading

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Light and Dark

When I miss you the most, I realize that so many of my memories center around the kitchen. That big, open room. The view. The bustling activity. The sunshine. Mostly the sunshine. I know why that warm, streaming light figures … Continue reading

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I know

Here are a few things I know. Dad has a girlfriend in Minneapolis. He, S. and L. are living with her, though they do spend the rare day in C. The boys have their own rooms at her house. She … Continue reading

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Love and Blame

I’m jumping in… I fully expected all of us to go through some tough times. Divorce isn’t an easy prospect, ever. It seems that every detail of life gets changed somehow. Finding a new balance takes time. We are mourning … Continue reading

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Little things

The littlest things can remind me of you. Like a few weeks ago, driving through town I saw a little girl about three years old walking with her mom. She stopped for some reason, looked up at her mother, and … Continue reading

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