Monthly Archives: July 2007

Circle of Light(ning)

We drove just under 2000 miles in the last 5 days, in a lopsided circle around the four corners area.  It felt like we were just driving around in a big storm system, maybe because we were.  The lightning followed … Continue reading

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Jealous

You know how you always have those friends – the ones whose lives are just that much complicated than yours, who make you so happy to be living your own life?  Every now and then, I spy on Jill and Eric, … Continue reading

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Stuff About my Dad

Today, Dad’s obituary ran in the Tucson papers. It will run in St. Paul and Seattle on Sunday.  We also created a web page – JimsHeaven –  to send people to our In Lieu of Flowers choice – the American Cancer … Continue reading

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And the Beat Goes On

This year has been an extraordinary one for us as it relates to close family leaving us.  Phil’s Dad last August, Phil’s Mom in April, and now my Dad.  And while we have learned that you need to give yourself … Continue reading

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River of Peace

Dad died yesterday. I have had months to think of some fancy way to say it, but that’s all I have.  He died.  He chose the day, and his lungs gave out.  He fought for 14 months with no pain, outside of the … Continue reading

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Not So Fearless Now

I generally fear very little. In addition,  I have adopted a theory I read in a magazine that there is no point doubting your decisions – you can’t often know if you have made a wrong choice (think tan paint vs. … Continue reading

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Swimming in it…

I think all of Tucson celebrates with me today – it appears the monsoons have started!  Tucson gets seasonal monsoon rains and it is the only thing that saves you from the punishing heat.  The downside, of course is that … Continue reading

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