IT DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER

My sister Barb died on November 25, 2020. Just when you ask if 2020 can get any worse, it does! You would think that after experiencing the death of my wife Mary in 2018, my ability to accept the death of my eighty-six-year-old sister might be easier. After all, I had...

What the heck is “Normal”

I am admittedly a privileged old dude with little financial worries so forgive me if this blog sounds tone deaf to those of you who may be struggling day to day to make ends meet. Perhaps there is less in my philosophical outlook for you than there is for many of my...

The Final Move

Under “normal” circumstances, the death of a loved one generates a final conversation about what to do with the worldly body. The decisions come down to things like: • Burial/cremation, • Casket/urn, • Cemetery plot or ashes in a special place. • Head stone/marker,...

Cross border relationships are complicated!

At first blush, we look pretty much like any other couple. In fact, when we first started the relationship, we looked so comfortable that people assumed we were together. We had to keep saying that we had just met and that we were not a couple. But I get ahead of...

WISDOM after all those years!

It will be 2 years on July 13th since Mary McIntyre passed-away. On July 16th it will be the fifth anniversary of the passing of Keith Pulley. For the past 18 months, Keith’s former wife Patricia and I have shared a new common law relationship. While our connection...