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Joan McMillan
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I have a bit of advice I am going to reiterate for friends and family of grieving people. Probably this applies to people around me, but I know a lot of people who are grieving on these holidays. As I have said before on this blog, my father died in May and...
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Bubble Light
Here is a (quite old) bubble light of mine,  in situ  on my Christmas tree. Bubble lights are sealed tubes of methylene chloride, which has a low boiling point. The tube rests in a holder containing a small electric bulb. When the light is plugged in, the h...
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The Trump Question
As in Watergate, what did Trump know, and when did he know it? Seems like he's answering the question on Twitter, doesn't it?
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Holidays and Grief: Getting Through
I am grieving the death of my father--my only living parent since 2007--and the holidays are difficult. I am doing too much to numb myself to the reality of the holiday, and am extremely grateful that we have just one holiday to get through. I don't even th...
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Post-Loss Holidays
I wake and breakfast on coffee and oatmeal. My house does not have the scent of Thanksgiving cooking. It has not, for many years. The first year it stopped, I went to the Zen center for Thanksgiving, which was wonderful--there is always a potluck on Thanksg...
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