Monthly Archives: January 2017

Christmas and a New Year

Musings 22 December: Christmastime. The calendar tells me it is three days till Christmas, and the roads surrounding my aunt’s house in St. Louis are packed with last-minute shoppers. We join their ranks, popping into a book store and Target, … Continue reading

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The Big Task

Helpers, Hiking, and a Road Trip From the end of October, I felt the mounting pressure of what was to be done with 33 years of accumulated household items, especially if I was going to be back in Austria by … Continue reading

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Three Months with Mom

There’s no way to sum up the summation of a life, no need to document every bit of a parent’s decay, perhaps no blog worthy of sacred last words. But, largely for my sake, I’ve written up something of July … Continue reading

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The Wedding

Hannah and Peter’s wedding on 20 August was – obviously – the high point of the year. I certainly missed out on some of the planning and preparations by arriving home just a month from the big day, but there … Continue reading

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Catching Up and Cousins

It’s been seven months since I last posted a blog entry. In an effort to “catch up,” I’ve cataloged the past months in a series of five posts that will appear weekly for the next month or so. To start, … Continue reading

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