Monthly Archives: July 2011

April 27 is Aron Firman's birthday

Or at least it was. Today would have been Aron’s 28th birthday. For all of you who have lost a loved one or who have friends or loved ones dealing with mental health issues, please take a moment today to … Continue reading

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Post-visit reflections

Hard to believe it’s been nearly two weeks since my sneak preview experience at the retirement home. I am so impressed with my new-found ability to actually take pictures with my phone that I have to share some of the photos I … Continue reading

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The Gift: It's all about the layers…like an onion!

Now that The Gift: Sharing Your Life Lessons with the People You Love Most is out in the world, I’ve been thinking of the best way to help people take full advantage of everything the book offers. With this in mind, … Continue reading

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The tide of why?

Viktor  Frankl has a lot to answer for–perhaps the least of which is the fact that I can’t sleep tonight. When I was 15 I read Man’s Search For Meaning, Frankl’s brilliant call to self-direction and personal responsibility. At that tender age of … Continue reading

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Find your tribe – a lesson for the extroverted introvert

I call myself an extroverted introvert. I would really rather be alone, doing what I like doing (writing, reading, gardening) than be with people no matter who they are or how much I like them. There’s different layers of being … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

At the urging (dare I say whin-jing) of my East End friend I shall attempt to rectify the deficiency of sandwich-related content on this blog. Forgive me, comrade, I still have my learner’s permit on this thing and can only … Continue reading

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Bette Davis said it best

Getting old sure ain’t for sissies. I never thought I was a sissy but I’m beginning to wonder. Last night I watched myself on a t.v. interview and I swear I looked just like my Mom. I mean, like she … Continue reading

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’Bout time!

After an abortive attempt 11 months ago, here I am again determined to crack this thing called technology. A self-confessed technotard, I am pushing every boundary just to get this far–won’t it be delicious if I can look back a … Continue reading

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Girlfriends rock!

What a difference a few hours with fabulous girlfriends makes (not to mention a few(?) good bottles of vino). It’s so easy to get so focussed on the road that I forget all about the incredible scenery. I’d forgotten how … Continue reading

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Here at the front lines

Didn’t sleep well last night. Kept tossing, turning and waking up with this image  of me huddled under a thin blanket staring up at a bare light bulb dangling over a little cot in an empty room with old-fashioned venetian blinds. … Continue reading

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