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The Last Time We Were All Together was 2005

It must be my age. And this pandemic. I’m missing my children, badly. But is that feeling even reasonable? Due to the distances between us, we very infrequently saw each other before COVID-19. My son lives only 75 km from … Continue reading

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We are One with All Creation

My Octopus Teacher (2020) As a documentary, this little film is perfect. From our usual limited perspective (meaning, on dry land), we presume to be the Masters of the Universe. But, underwater, we are just observers, normally. Welcome to a … Continue reading

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A Supernatural Love Story

The Keeping Hours (2017) On the recommendation of Susan’s daughter, we watched this film on Netflix last night. I suppose I expected a spooky horror story, but this one, apart from a few haunting special effects, turned out to be … Continue reading

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I Shall Name You the Fishermen Three:

Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1889) I used to have this book when I was a very young child, and I’m sure my mother read several of his poems to me. This one stands out for its rhythmic quality and its … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna Have a Good Time Then

Cat’s in the Cradle (1974) My child arrived just the other dayHe came to the world in the usual wayBut there were planes to catch, and bills to payHe learned to walk while I was awayAnd he was talking ‘fore … Continue reading

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The Bow, the Arrows and the Quiver

Group Work vs. Cosmic Family Dynamics It’s been an interesting couple of days. Along the way, great lessons have been learned by all concerned. And, depending on one’s point-of-view, a great emancipation success and a dismal failure to launch. My … Continue reading

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BeBe’s Seventh Anniversary Today

She will be 13 on her next birthday, May 22nd. She’s been with us for more than half her life.

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Karmic Astrology: “All the World’s a Stage…”

From Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” This truism struck me as totally apt, yesterday: oh, I’ve thought this many times before, but the discoveries I unearthed recently have made me remember this quote. It is especially true when you look … Continue reading

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Is It a Father and Child Reunion?

Thomas “Tad” Lincoln (April 4, 1853 – July 15, 1871) Minor figures in history have an important place in family dynamics. Sons of U.S. Presidents are fair game. But whether this is true or not remains to be seen. I’m … Continue reading

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A Family of House Finches, Waiting for Breakfast

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