Monthly Archives: January 2018

I put this image on my last post…

And  got the feeling that if I were looking at this image when I died I would surely die with a smile on my lips and peace in my heart.  It’s like a glimpse into the truth, I guess, whatever that … Continue reading

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BEAUTY — a haibun

WHERE DOES BEAUTY COME FROM? From evolution, where else?  How do  beauty/culture/evolution interact?  With botox, puffed up lips, wrinkle-remover.  How many “Sexiest Man Alive” magazine covers have I seen?  Sex, and it is not missing in the wild, with colorful … Continue reading

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An Incident — Part 6 of 6

My son Ian and his wife Laura participated in the final scenario reported here. They were coming home from running errands and turned into our driveway just as a police car was approaching. The cruiser pulled in behind them. Ian … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Very Special Child – Mandy – Part 4 of 6 – Nan’s re-blog

A congenital heart defect was noted during Mandy’s first office visit. Again, I asked if there was any treatment for it. “It’s a terminal condition, usually, by eight or nine.” The words were so frightening to me that I gave … Continue reading

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Mandy – Part 5 – An incident – Reblog by Nan (UPS AND DOWNS)

Ups and Down’s* “You…pantihose!” Please don’t anyone tell my daughter Mandy that this article exists. Every word of it is true, and that’s the problem. Her flair for the dramatic might re-ignite, even at 29, and there would be trouble … Continue reading

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Mandy Part 3 of 6 (“Heaven’s very special child”) Reblog by Nan

PLEASE READ PART 4 AFTER 3 — OUT OF ORDER. The doctor said,  “Mrs. Mykel, Amanda is mongoloid.” I closed my eyes and put my head back against the pillow. I felt a new room open up inside me, a … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Very Special Child – PART 2 OF 6- Reblog by Nan

I have a daughter with Down’s Syndrome. I would like for this to be a space for you to share your own experiences with Down’s Syndrome. You can share stories on this page using the “Comment” box below. Also, my … Continue reading

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