Tag: family

Death and Dying, and Two Tears

Maxine Friedman died at 10:59 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. That was a little more than a month after she turned on her hospice care and about three hours after I dashed off a short piece about how, all of a sudden, she seemed determined to exit […]

It’s the Least I Could Do — A Meditation on Aging Parents

As many of you know, I am fortunate at the family level in that everyone in my immediate family is still married to the first person they married — something which is not all that common, eh? In my parents’ case, that means they’ve been married to each other for […]

The Un-Mock-Up-Able

Sometimes you can mock things up ahead of time — you can figure out, going into something, what it’s going to be like to be *in* that something. And sometimes you cannot. In JFF parlance, the former is mock-up-able and the latter is un-mock-up-able.  When something is mock-up-able, it makes […]

An Exquisite Balance

It’s a Monday! Mondays can be tough sometimes, yes? Why, songs have been written about how tough Mondays can be . . . And this is not just any Monday. No, this is the first Monday of the New Year! So we look back at all the fun we had […]