Category Archives: Matters of the Heart: Grief and Other Feelings

Issues of the Mind and Soul including a Divorce Tearbook, Philosophical Wax, and Values

Honeysuckle Air: The Pennies Dreams

Having grown up in a small town, I never felt poor since there was one girl at school who was definitely more in need than me. But no running water and one or two light bulbs probably qualified me as … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Worthwhile Man: Robert Danzig, Executive, Speaker, Writer and Friend

To Family and Friends of Bob Danzig, We all wanted to let the family know how much Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton folks, especially The Forum, loved our dear friend Bob. You may already know how kindly he often … Continue reading

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Meditation: Soft Voices Make Me Cry

Nothing wrong with crying. Tears cleanse the soul. But sometimes it’s, uh, inconvenient. I can wear the badge of courage quite well until some kind soul says a tender word, pats me on the back, gives me a hug, or … Continue reading

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Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

 I wrote this in my anguish one day after hearing the news about cutting aid to after school programs and Meals on Wheels. (I’m a retired teacher and of course, a senior!)  My laundry list of concerns is still alive … Continue reading

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Deep Breathing Moments: My Macaroni Meltdown

  Caregiver Stories: Stress and My Macaroni Meltdown Walking on macaroni  became the theme of my weekend. I didn’t intend it to be that way for sure!  As I said, it wasn’t my choice. The macaroni just volunteered! Obviously the … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Tears for My Country

This started as a short presentation at a public gathering to process the 2016 election. Wearing red, white and blue, I stood by a container of water, removed my red, white and blue necklace, then dipped it into the water. … Continue reading

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Caregiving can Lead to Emotional Claustrophobia

When the caregiver’s arena of management and daily tasks is so full it’s about to burst, even the best nurturer can become frozen in time and avoiding of new options and ideas–referred to here as emotional claustrophobia. Limited Range of … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: A Train Ride

When my young sons and I left their dad in Houston after he accepted a job there, we returned to Oklahoma City to finish the school year before moving to Texas. The trip brought me tears and the realization that … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Robin Williams

Good morning Vietnam! As you rowed your boat of life up Moscow on the Hudson you gave us great Awakenings from our Insomnia. I joined your Dead Poet’s Society with great passion. Aladdin and Hook will vouch that you are … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Daddy Leerest –

Usually when a death occurs one expects grief. Yet my first reaction was horror in the night. I saw him bigger than life in a dream, and I was shockingly afraid one last time. His fearsome eyes, his hard set … Continue reading

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