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Living alone — again

My adult daughter finished her teaching job in Michigan in mid-June and soon after moved out of my house. She happily joined life with her boyfriend in Chicago. It made sense. They have been together for more than four years … Continue reading

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Trying to jump start widowhood dating book

After four years of writing this blog on widowhood and other sometimes crazy events I have experienced as a single woman, a friend who is dating a widower suggested we put our heads and writing chops together and co-author a … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the family house but not the memories

After 28 eventful years, I sold the family house and moved precisely two miles northeast to a smaller, more modest 1950s house. It was quite the undertaking emotionally and physically. It started last November, on a rainy, cold day when … Continue reading

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Traveling alone has its charms

I’m traveling alone — not totally alone as I have a couple relatives in town. But I have my own little, and I mean little, AirBNB. And I don’t see these relatives much. They have their own routines here and … Continue reading

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Keep your weaknesses to yourself

The last time I was on an online dating site, I came across a guy who was funny, witty, literate and interesting. It was refreshing and rare. After several email notes back and forth about his career as a criminal … Continue reading

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Alternative cancer treatment: Is it worth the hassle?

  Recently a woman I barely know through a mutual friend was diagnosed with the same kind of cancer I have: Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. While it seemed she was getting treatment similar to me when I was first … Continue reading

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Beware of floating; it can hurt

Recently I was looking for a harmless adventure, something different that might improve my well being for at least a night. One of my dear friends from Catholic grade school heard from her daughter-in-law about floating, also called sensory deprivation … Continue reading

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