Category Archives: life choices

We eat some strange stuff

I’m on my annual trip to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, for our family reunion. In the old days, 62 years ago, when it was my grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins, we didn’t call it a reunion because we all just … Continue reading

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My father’s ghost is here

This week, we are at the annual family reunion near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, a tradition that started 62 years ago. We still love every moment. But what we wouldn’t do to have Dad, the Master of Ceremonies, here with us … Continue reading

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Live well longer: connect and engage with life

I recently took a series of classes at our local community college in Honoka‘a on Aging Well: Living Well as Long as Possible. One of the units focused on belonging, connections and engagement with life. I feel so grateful that … Continue reading

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No more excuses

I am so happy! I just went for my wellness visit with my nurse practitioner this week, and we went over my statistics from my lab work. I found out I have a disorder! Yes! You may think this is … Continue reading

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Fireworks vs meditation: setting intentions for the New Year

Did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? I don’t normally, but this year I did something that may become my norm. I went with Dianne and Mitch to the Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s New Year’s celebration that included meditation, a service … Continue reading

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Traditions and Family Values

One of the best things about our homegrown festivals is the opportunity to learn more about the local history. This week is Peace Week and the Honoka‘a People’s Theatre will be presenting Traditions and Family Values, a film with snippets … Continue reading

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Class reunion memories and wishes

As I prepared to go to my 45th class reunion, I wondered, does anyone enjoy high school while they are experiencing it? Maybe those few gals and guys at the top of the heap. And we had a big heap … Continue reading

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