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BEST FRIENDS

This past weekend my two sisters, my brother and I enjoyed a “siblings’ reunion”  at my brother’s house in the mountains of California. While the idea of a reunion is laughable because we see each other every week or two, it … Continue reading

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I have been missing my mom lately.  I find myself wishing I could call her up to tell her something I know she would enjoy.  My sibs and I have been exchanging emails about what we remember:  her speaking voice, … Continue reading

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FIVE CURES FOR TRUMP FATIGUE

  I’m tired of Trump. Despite the urge to follow the news entirely too closely, I am taking a timeout to focus on what makes me happy. You may find some of it useful, too. Pay Attention This seems obvious … Continue reading

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COUSINS LOST AND FOUND

“Cousins are a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” —Marion C. Garretty I learned last week that one of my aunts on my father’s side of the family died. The information came from my cousin Jerry, via … Continue reading

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A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN MARION

Last week, I published a copy of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”  Now, Kamiko is back in Marion for Christmas, asking me if we can play all the games we did last year (games of which I have no memory), … Continue reading

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FATHERS DAY

On this Fathers Day, I would like to give thanks to my Croatian forefathers, Jule, Franko, Vicko and Mice Mekjavic, who left their birthplace of Brac, Croatia in the early 1900’s and settled in North and South America. In the … Continue reading

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“TIME FOR TIME” IN THE NEW YEAR

Last Sunday morning, I spent my time writing a draft blog of Ten New Year’s Resolutions. It was intended to be both serious and amusing because (1) I am serious about these things and (2) I think some of them are … Continue reading

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Home…Again

Home, what it feels like, where it is–in your imagination, in your town, in your heart– means many things. Last week I asked readers to share what Home means to them, and here is what some people wrote: Home is a … Continue reading

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