Year End 2018
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Reflections on 2018

Here we are, just a couple of days away from the new year. I am sure that I am not alone in taking a moment…

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James Patton Family
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The One Thing My Mom Got Wrong About Our Family

One of my mother’s many special traits was her strong belief that people are inherently good. I guess in theory, it’s the right belief to…

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Alone Time
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Spending a Year To Myself

Oh my gosh! I just realized it’s been just over a year that, for a lot of reasons, I simply decided to step away from…

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Memorial Funeral Table
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Facing Death and Grief in a Divided Family

I must admit, I am glad February is behind us all. It wasn’t a very kind month. In fact, no sooner than the month began,…

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Dear Life: Can We Please Slow Down Time?

It’s a part of life, I’ve always been told. People get old. We all will die. As one of my college professors often said, “It’s…

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