Category: Friendship

Layers & Secrets, Part 3: You Will Always Be My Friend

Dear Friend, I know you have a secret, and I’ve got an idea what it is. Whatever it may be, it doesn’t matter to me. You will always be my friend. We’ve had ups and downs in our friendship, and I’ve taken the blame at times when I wasn’t at fault. I finally figured that out. But here’s the thing: I don’t blame you, … Read More Layers & Secrets, Part 3: You Will Always Be My Friend

Layers and Secrets: A Message to My Friend, Part 2

Years ago a woman I knew casually was tragically killed in a senseless accident. Since her roommate was close friends with my roommate, I was in on a lot of details surrounding her death I would have preferred not to have known. But one incident stood out in a humorous way. The woman who had died was a tough broad, whose style can best … Read More Layers and Secrets: A Message to My Friend, Part 2

Layers and Secrets: A Message to My Friend, Part 1

The day after my brother’s wedding reception, the family and a few close friends gathered at his and my sister-in-law Ann’s apartment. It was about as a casual an occasion as you can imagine, so I took out my knitting. I happened to be using some beautiful hand-carved needles for a project made of angora and lambswool. Ann’s friend David, an artist, took note … Read More Layers and Secrets: A Message to My Friend, Part 1

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Peace and Grief

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” ― Helen Keller If you believe in an afterlife, as I do, than you believe my friend Laurie’s brother Monte is whole now, healed from the cancer that took him from us. More than … Read More Peace and Grief

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Facing the Fire

One of my best friends’ heart is breaking this week. Her younger brother is dying of cancer; he may be gone by the time you read this. He was diagnosed several years ago and immediately went in for surgery. After the surgery, he developed an infection, which prevented him from getting chemotherapy in a timely manner. Despite that, once he did receive that treatment … Read More Facing the Fire

For Lois…uh, Lori? Louisa? Lola?:

To my blogging buddy loisajay. Every purrrr from Walter is a prayer.    

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Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friends

Not long ago, a friend of mine told me he had a tremendous amount of respect for the way I’d handled a challenging situation a few years back. This was someone who, more than just about anybody in my circle, knew what I’d dealt with, and recognized the struggle I faced overcoming the pain and resulting obstacles. He didn’t presume to know what I’d … Read More Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friends

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