Navel Gazing

I’ve had some interesting conversations in the past few days, though calling them conversations may be stretching it a bit. I am sharing them because they are leading me to look from another perspective. Merriam-Webster defines conversation as: oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas. For me, “exchange” is the operative word there. It also defines exchange as: the act of giving or taking one thing in return for another. In the first "conversation", I had allowed myself to be roped into a telephone conversation with someone who, I knew, would try to recruit me into a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business. I had some curiosity about one aspect of the business, so I took t

And the Answer is . . .

A few weeks ago, I spent another overnight stay at the children’s hospital with my daughter and granddaughter. Nora, age eight, had a surgery on the bones and ligaments in her foot. Her orthopedic brace was no longer effective and walking had become painful. Though not brain surgery this time, it’s never fun to have a child you love in the hospital for any reason. For me it feels that during these stays, the whole world is contained in the hospital room we live in. Despite all of the physical and emotional challenges, there are always funny moments. As time passes and memory fades, these moments are the ones that rise to the surface. They are the ones my daughter and I will refer to time aft

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