TANGLEWOOD STORIES

April 24, 2019

Turning over in bed this morning, I paused for a purposeful stretch, allowing my muscles to luxuriate in the  space provided to them. I noticed the subtle soreness in the quadriceps so my brain voluntarily explains to itself that it would be a good idea to fit in a rec...

October 25, 2017

As I spoke out loud to Dad, telling him about how much I appreciate nature set inside the City of Westminster, I decided to run in the grass around the pond. I reached a lane designated with two rows of cherry trees. I continued my monologue by saying how much I miss s...

October 7, 2017

The shift in my emotional state shocked and angered me. As one who seeks joy, feeling depressed and lifeless is a curse. Thankfully this dark cloud happened within a day of my regular acupuncture treatment. Visiting with my acupuncturist, Alison, brings a promise of re...

August 11, 2017

The word eulogy comes from the classical Greek word for praise. It is a speech or writing that expresses praise or a term of endearment (Wikipedia).

This Eulogy is from me for, and about, my Father, Jeffrey B. Smith, Sr. This is my way of praising him for being the Fath...

I positioned my Dad's wheelchair facing my Mother's wheelchair so that they "overlapped" a bit which allowed them to hold hands.

April 30, 2017

On this late April morning, after a day of cold rain, all things are possible.

April 12, 2017

My Father, now 90 and living with late stage Alzheimer's, is finishing his life in a way that is not by his design.

April 7, 2017

EMERGING from the tangles of experience, truths realized and self-discovery, I feel myself breathing more deeply. No longer does the air coming into my body stop at the upper rib cage. I have learned that breathing should be deep and it should reach the depths of our o...

March 1, 2017

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