Grief, Loss, and Transition Workshops

Workshops Have Value Before signing up for and attending, I knew grief, loss and transition workshops have value. I knew their value from more than an intellectual understanding. I had attended a twelve-week course on three different occasions.  In 2006, my late wife and I attend the classes offered by our church following my mother-in-law’s… Continue reading Grief, Loss, and Transition Workshops

Should I Get The Covid Vaccine?

DECISION TIME One decision you face as a widower concerns the Covid-19 vaccine. The question is to get the vaccine or not to get the vaccine. Maybe you’re like me, you have gone most of the last year without seeing your adult children and grandchildren. You wear facemask when you see them. Maintaining social distancing… Continue reading Should I Get The Covid Vaccine?

How To Have Real Peace

It’s hard enough that your wife has passed away. Now with the Covid-19 Pandemic you too frequently find yourself in a self imposed isolation. You can’t meet with friends, can’t go out to eat, avoid the walking in the shopping malls, Zoom Bible study classes, and live streaming of church services. It’s enough to make… Continue reading How To Have Real Peace

Daily Routine

Morning Writing It’s Tuesday, January 7, 2020. It was a cool 38 degrees F on my front porch in The Colony, Texas at 5:30 AM. Sunrise is still two hours away as I write this post. I’m enjoying a grande Pike Place Roast coffee this morning at my favorite coffeehouse (Starbucks, on Preston, just north… Continue reading Daily Routine

The Flu Shot Didn’t Work

Tested Positive for Type A & B Flu It’s Friday, January 3, 2020. I have a 9 AM appointment with the doctor today. I have a bad right earache as well as equilibrium issues. My right tonsil feels like it is swollen. My guess is the issues are related to my testing positive for Flu… Continue reading The Flu Shot Didn’t Work

I’m A Person of Daily Routine

Return to Normalcy It’s Thursday, January 2, 2020. I’m at my regular table at my usual coffeehouse, enjoying a tall Pike Place Roast coffee in a “for here” cup. What’s a “for here” cup, you ask? It’s china instead of a paper cup. I also have oatmeal for breakfast. I just mixed the brown sugar… Continue reading I’m A Person of Daily Routine

New Year, New Beginning

New Year, New Beginning Dating is a big step for me. I’ve been a widower since April 2018.  Last winter, I had a long-time friend have her hubby pass away. Around the first of May, I became bold and told her that when she was ready to consider going out to eat or having coffee… Continue reading New Year, New Beginning

A Home or a Museum?

A Home or a Museum? I attended a multi-week grief, loss, and transition workshop about five months after my wife passed away. There was one statement shared during the course that caught my attention. The leader said while it is okay to maintain memories of our dearly departed, we need to be careful not to… Continue reading A Home or a Museum?

6 Tips on Figuring Out Your Bills for Widowers

6 Tips on Figuring Out Your Bills for Widowers The Way We Were I married my senior year of college. When I graduated from university, I received a commission as an officer in the US Army and was selected for active duty. I soon found myself gone from home on training assignments or lengthy deployments… Continue reading 6 Tips on Figuring Out Your Bills for Widowers

One Way For Grown Children to Keep Track of You

Where’s Dad? If you’re in good health and live on your own, your adult children don’t need to know your every whereabouts. They do not need to know everything you are doing. Attempting to do this will drive you and your kids crazy.  If you require that level of care, there are facilities and services… Continue reading One Way For Grown Children to Keep Track of You