Older but Not Wiser: Sienna’s Not Talking

My second granddaughter, 16-month-old Sienna, isn’t quite talking yet. Well, she does say a few words: momma, daddy, big, ball, and bawl (yes, I’m counting that as two words).

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Such is Life: Finding a Letter from Mom

On Feb. 22, 1985, my mother wrote me a letter. I have not read it until today.

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Booming Voice: Old Granddad

One of my least favorite bumper stickers is “Ask Me about My Grandkids” — for a couple of reasons.

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Such is Life: The Cat that Hates Me

We have five cats (which is rather embarrassing to admit). They band together, approaching us en masse, like a gang from West Side Story.

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On Life and Love after 50: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Retirement

When I was pondering retirement from the deli I had founded and worked in for 25 years, the main thing I looked forward to was having “free time.” With it, I could do nothing — if I wanted — which sounded great after all those years of serving sandwiches.

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Such is Life: Every Day is a Milestone

My husband, Bob, will turn 70 soon. He’s been refusing to get out of bed.

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Older but Not Wiser: The 6 Books I Want to Be Buried With

My father was a big believer in reincarnation. I think it was his way of denying death.

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Booming Voice: Heart to Heart

Recently, during my 9-year-old Boston terrier’s second echocardiogram appointment, I was not, unlike the first appointment, focusing on the intimacy of Cookie’s beating heart tissue and blood flow on the screen.

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