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Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

This post is a deviation from my usual travel or hiking article, and with a much more somber tone. Today is my dad's birthday. Usually I'd be leaving him snarky messages about how old he's getting, then take him out to lunch or dinner to really celebrate his ancientness. With his fun sense of humor… Continue reading Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

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The Love and Heartbreak of a Lifelong Cubs Fan

A visit to Chicago would not be complete without spending some time on the North Side at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, longtime loveable losers until 2016 when they won their first World Series since 1908.  As my dad is from Chicago and a lifelong Cubbies fan, so am I. Go Cubs go!… Continue reading The Love and Heartbreak of a Lifelong Cubs Fan

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Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

Greetings! It has been a while since my last post. Much has happened between then and now, including my parents-in-law celebrating retirement and moving to their 'new' home in San Clemente. It is a place our family frequented in past years, as the house belonged to the husband's grandmother. Nevertheless, the change is bittersweet. Our… Continue reading Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California