Tag: family

My mom’s Charlie Brown Christmas trees

The scraggliest tree on the lot found a loving home with my mother. Well before A Charlie Brown Christmas became a movie classic, she cherished the lopsided trees with sparse branches. “We’ll cut off these bottom branches,” she would say, “and wire them in the empty spaces. Besides, this gives us space for more ornaments.” A single mother with two… Read more →

Millie’s about to get company

I’ll never forget the day we put a small, injured turkey chick into a cage with a broody Millefleur hen and held our breaths. Millie was the perfect foster mother for every stray chick. She had refused only one, a duckling. (Don’t tell my young Millie fans, but she pecked him, hard, on the head and pulled her foster chicks… Read more →

You’re not too old, but start NOW

Sheryl Sandberg’s (Facebook CEO) May 2016 commencement address at UC Berkeley is a gem. She talks about 3Ps that will help you get through, and past, anything. She also tells the story of her grandmother, who managed to acquire a university degree in spite of having to drop out of high school to help support her family. That made me… Read more →

Fish Teasing

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Center of balance

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Rose’s Good Intentions

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Proud Father

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Tree Child

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Turtles Remember

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Mother’s Love

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