Tag Archives: Cure for Feelings of Isolation

New Reality

There are certain elements in this new reality that just need to be accepted, not fixed.  This weekend’s experiences pointed it out.  The more elegant and beautifully constructed the wedding, the more vulnerable I am to feelings stirring.  The message … Continue reading

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Something Has Changed

It is a Friday night.  I am alone and at home.  I had four other options this evening, three of them in Kansas City.  I just couldn’t do it again.  Tonight would have been the third day in a row … Continue reading

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Does It Scare You?

I just spent a while in Solitude sitting on the deck last evening.  Does it scare you to be alone, really alone?  I don’t mean just without someone else present with you.  I mean facing full on that you are … Continue reading

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“Woohoo!”

That is the expletive of choice my son Micah uses for each booking made as the next trip is taking shape and we get one step closer.  I used it today.  I made this one.  We are now booked in … Continue reading

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Russell Crowe is Here

No, I am not making that up.  He has been spotted here in my home town.  There is more.  My parents moved out of Aurora to a small town called Plano about 20 miles southwest. That is where the tackle … Continue reading

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Magic Eyes

It was a miracle.  I arrived at Ballydoyle’s Pub after laboring over what to wear in hopes of making a good impression on people (yes, especially those girls I had wanted to date), many of whom I had not seen … Continue reading

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The Lost is Found

Well, no one was actually lost.  I met a couple in the airport in Sydney as we waited for a plane.  They were most interesting to talk with. It was one of those very meaningful connections made in not much more … Continue reading

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No Duet This Time – Sang Solo

There is just no getting away from it.  It is a new world in which I am living and nothing can bring the old one back!  I just got off the phone, singing Happy Birthday to my Daughter, Lisa, on … Continue reading

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Packing Pictures and Valentine Experiences

I tried to connect pictures of packing to this post, but so far I don’t think I have succeeded.  Technology can be so frustrating!  I have managed to get them into this post in an awkward position, but at least they … Continue reading

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Someone with Skin On

It is surprising just how hard it is to take a risk and head out the door to go to some event or gathering by myself.  Apparently I am not alone in feeling hesitant, maybe even a little dread.  At … Continue reading

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