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In the 1950s psychological theories of identity and ‘attachment’ were still under scientific investigation. They were not yet a real issue in ensuring the health and moral development of the child. 1,021 more words


Bread Crumbs: Retracing Early Footsteps

I knock softly, enter her room, and find Doris subdued and teary-eyed. This is not the same, jovial lady who usually greets me with good cheer and a hearty laugh of welcome. 646 more words



This is the most beautiful photograph I own of my brother Michael, gifted to me by his wife a few months after his death on March 1, 2004. 728 more words

Creative Writing


This is written in response to Bumblepuppies prompt on Blacklight Candelabra. I’ve linked it to the Daily Prompt because it’s far more interesting (to me). 512 more words

Daily Prompt

Purim, After a Fashion

This week, we will be celebrating Purim, the Jewish Feast of Lots.  Over the years, I have discovered that most people outside of the Jewish community have never heard of it. 436 more words


Forty Years Ago Today. . .

. . .Ashley and I went on our first date! It boggles my mind to think that 14,610 days ago we began a journey (that includes 10 “leap days) that is still going on. 1,028 more words


Snow Pony

Last year GM began running commercials on TV for it’s redesigned Buick line.  I thought, man, that’s the quickest way to kill your new cars, because they’re… 482 more words