Tag Archives: friendship

Purple Chimes and Valentines

“Sweet as” was in the glossary I picked up from fellow travelers during my recent adventure. It’s a New Zealand term of assurance: all is well, “no worries” (a phrase that now hits my ear as  well-meaning  but oxymoronic, a double-negative … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Loss | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Life Lessons from a Natural-Born Teacher

  My friend Elizabeth has the serene and calming presence of many natural-born educators, and happens to be a teacher. And, boy, has she taught me. Still in treatment herself, she knew when to recommend I read “The Last Lecture,” … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Loss | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Dawn.  It was our friend’s last day, a Sunday, fittingly for a man of such faith. ***** Almost five years ago, a week after my husband Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Chris strode into our lives.   We were … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Loss | Tagged , , , , , | 49 Comments

Learning Curve

Last January one of my daughters shepherded me through the relatively minor technical work needed to begin this blog, giving me a nicely calendared progression of posts upon which to reflect. Recently I found on my husband’s computer the 500 … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Love and Loss | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments