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Still Caught In The Middle

The Quest To Define My Peer Group My six year calls me “old lady” in a mischievous moment. He means it in the most affectionate way… But then he gives my eyelid a playful tug and declares it gross. “Eeeeew”, he says. You have wrinkly old lady skin”. He gets some time to think about [...]

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Coping With Loss At A Tender Age

As we sat in my kitchen on a balmy August evening, the woman across the table rattled off a list of questions. “Does he have a healthy appetite”? , she asked. “Very”, I replied, “but he won’t gain an ounce” “Has he lost interest in activities he used to enjoy?” “Well”, I answered, “he’s much [...]

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The Sandwich Generation – Feeling The Squeeze

2011 was the year the term “sandwich generation” really hit home for the first time. It was the year I turned 51 and my son turned 5. It was also the year I realized my father was slowly fading away. And my mother, remarried since 1977, was beginning her second year as a widow. The [...]

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