Category Archives: Family

Travel

It’s never been unmitigated funto travel to or with my family.That’s not because of them or anyoneoutside myself – the issue is with me.I’ve always loved my time alone. I shun,as far as I recall, all company.Except (and here’s the … Continue reading

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Defending the Rental

“McMansion” is the way his mom portrayedthe place they rented from AirBnB.He didn’t understand what she conveyed,and asked her to explain. “Monstrosity”she didn’t say. “It housed our family –enormous but not fine, to be precise.”He pondered and then ventured critically,“That’s … Continue reading

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No Thanks

I love my brother. And I’d like to spendsome time with him – we’ve been too long apart.December on his farm has charm – we tendto early coffee chat and afternoonsin chill and crispy air. I’d have to spendten hours, … Continue reading

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Suddenly Idle

The family I visit twice a week,and overnight with Fridays, as a rule,announced a little trip. They’re off to seeksome fun – they’re taking time from work and school.That means I’ve no commute across the bay,no toddler tax upon my … Continue reading

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Mothering a Grownup

I didn’t ask him if he got the job.I knew he’d tell me when the news was good.And if it wasn’t, then I wouldn’t robhim of his cheerful mood. My mother would,and she’d excuse her question. She would fobit off … Continue reading

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Residence Presence

We had a lovely visit, but I longto be at home enjoying overcast.I didn’t eat enough – my hunger’s strong –and then I woke too early. I will fastanother 90 minutes, till I’m pastthe trolley, train, and bus I need … Continue reading

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The Words I Said

The words I said were for my bio book.I never meant to agitate your head.It’s not about your family; don’t brookthe words I said. Our sons are so attractive that we bred,they more than daughters get a second look,but that’s … Continue reading

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Choosing

I ride my stationary bike a lot.It used to be my daily exercise,but lately it’s like thrice a week. I’ve gothome yoga now and walking’s still my modeof transportation. Asking what I boughtor recommend for you, I can’t reply.The answer … Continue reading

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Extended Nest Emptying

I don’t remember sadness when the nestwas emptying – I had so much to do,there was no leisure for a heavy chest.The kids were old enough, and able too.I have some recollection of a fussI felt inside, when each was … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago

Four years ago, when tragedy befell, I flew to her support, and didn’t know a way to ease her pain or make him well. Four years ago. I simply stood beside her. I could show my love no other way. … Continue reading

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