Category: Family

Baseball – My Time Machine

It was the excitement that baseball season is here. And for some reason it conjures up a special feeling for me. Maybe it means Spring is finally here. Maybe it’s the hope of a winning season. Or maybe it just transports me back in time to relive the most special of memories.

I’ve been going to Yankee Stadium for over 50 years. My first Yankee game was on a brisk May Sunday afternoon with my Cub Scout troop…

The Last Word

It’s inevitable. The last time you will ever speak with a friend, mother, father or a loved one. The last time you hear a word of advice, the last I love you, your last hug. Death is the final period…

Gifts that really wow

When was the last time you got a gift that really wowed you? I’m talking about a gift that truly surprises, delights and excites. It probably wasn’t that special dinner for your birthday or the surprise sweater for Christmas. I…

Who Rescued Who?

I put my dog Barney to sleep on June 24th—just two days after his 14th birthday. It has been difficult to find the words to express the loss I feel. I started and stopped this piece repeatedly during the past…

Jousting with Middle Age

By GypsyNester.com — What is middle aged? I suppose we are implying the middle of our lifespan. So let’s say eighty years. That makes forty, give or take a few years, middle aged. Ninety is certainly a possibility, so, forty-five.…