Category: Family and Friends

Relationships with our spouses, companions, adult children, and friends, grandchildren

King Lear’s Message: Aging and Children

Raising children, taking care of aging parents, continuing professional education, working in high-level administration of an agency…all have given way to retirement and relocation.  Living at the beach has provided beautiful sunrises and sunsets best enjoyed with strong drink. My three children are successful professionals and I have two wonderful grandchildren, one on each coast.…

A Box of Photos

Sorting and reorganizing life has become a tireless goal filled with another box of souvenirs, envelope of pictures, or notes stuffed in folders.  Maybe it is approaching a milestone birthday or maybe clutter in the back closet is finally too bothersome to move around and tidy up.  The other day, wandering through piles of pictures…

Organic —The way to go!

apple.news/A5pzFlwTETka0llxPoBJI8g Visiting my son and his family in California I was aghast at the cost of shopping only at Whole Foods and the speciality fish store in Santa Monica. It is not that I am a complete bumpkin about food and purchasing healthier options. I was not convinced that EVERYTHING needed to be organic, fresh,…

Daily Prompt: Radiant

via Daily Prompt: Radiant Looking at the radiant smile of that mischievous grin reaches into my old soul, recreating a long forgotten maternal love pulsing through me.  How can a little whirligig of a human capture the hearts of everyone in the family, young and old, married and single?  A grandchild makes fools of us…

Particular

via Daily Prompt: Particular Growing up in an emotionally chaotic environment pushes many otherwise healthy children to develop coping skills, keeping the fears of adult explosive displays of temper boxed in a cylinder rolling through their lives but moving past as a fall leaf tumbling along the sidewalk.  The path is available to walk leaving…

Life with a Dog

“The dog is the perfect portrait subject.  He doesn’t pose.  He isn’t aware of the camera.” Patrick Demarchelier The adorable pulchritude of a furry golden retriever regally relaxed in the chair, knowingly staring into the lens with an air of passionate sincerity, ears forward, gazing innocently with coal-black pools of endearment. In the fullness of…