Lack of Planning

What about Fido?

January 4, 2013

Do you have pets?

If you do, I bet you are crazy about them.  I absolutely love our two dogs Lucy and Nelli.

Lucy is our 14 1/2 year old naughty yellow labrador retriever who spends most of her day thinking about food while snoring on her well loved bed in the laundry room next to the rumbling dryer. She looks longingly at me while I work in the office just a few feet away, with an occassional thumping of her tail to let me know she is still alive and happy.

The Buzz-A Beehive of Activity

November 2, 2012

Have you ever thrown a family reunion at the very last minute with no advance planning for details including where your reunion will be located, where you will house all of your incoming family members, how you will provide transporation to and from the airport at all hours of the day and night, what kind of food and how many meals to plan on, what the appropriate attire should be, and what the other forms of entertainment for the weekend will be?

Obit Lit

October 18, 2012

Have you ever tried to write an obituary?

It certainly was not a writing assignment that I had in college.

There are many reasons why writing an obituary is inherently difficult:

The Day Mom Died

October 10, 2012

May 4, 2006.

I was driving to the North Shore Mall on Interstate 95 on a beautiful spring day. My cell phone rang. It was my brothers number. "Dad's been trying to reach you-did he get a hold of you"?

"No, why?"

"Mom's dead."

Let's Get It Started

October 9, 2012

You know how hard it is sometimes to just "get started"?

And I mean to start anything?

Especially doing things that you have put off doing, want to put off doing, don't want to do, or think "maybe I can do that later"?

Like the task of switching your closet from your summer clothes to fall clothes, or cleaning out the attic or the inside of your oven, or having those honest conversations about tough topics?

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