Monthly Archives: February 2014

Travel: The Great (at least temporarily) Escape

The first year after Tom died, I took as many trips as my work schedule and bank account would allow. I found getting out of my house and being somewhere with people was a respite from grieving, at least, for … Continue reading

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Couples friends: A love-hate relationship

I know a lot of couples. Most of my close friends and sister are coupled up with long-time husbands. In some ways, they are a blessing because being with them means I am not alone. But being with them also … Continue reading

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The Family House — Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I’m lucky enough to have a great house. It was built in 1929 and is rich in detailed plaster, stained and leaded glass and original woodwork. It is roomy and cozy at the same time. By far, it is the … Continue reading

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