Category Archives: aging parents

Family Obligations

A month ago, while we were having lunch in Japantown, my daughter started to cry. She had pain in her chest, pain so bad it frightened her.  We took her to the emergency room at the hospital where she was born. … Continue reading

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Grave Play

I’ve been away again.  This was my third trip since summer began, with one more to come next week.  It’s been hard to keep a working rhythm with all the coming and going, but I’m making some progress.  I wish … Continue reading

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Split in spirit

I came back from Michigan on Wednesday, but I feel like I left half myself behind.  Both my parents haven’t been well in the last month. My mom had hip replacement surgery yesterday morning.  She’s 73 and arthritis has been … Continue reading

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