MommaTama's Meanderings

Just the musings of one Educator/ Psychologist



The Beauty of Death Vigil at Bedside

After college… time passed and I got older. Part of getting older is that those we love age and die. One of my grandmothers passed after I married and had children – Mom’s Mom. We flew down for the services.... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Chicken

Cooking should be done with Verve and Dash. At least that’s how I cook. My family believes I should do a better job of sticking to the recipe. But I see recipes as starting points. Good guidelines for where to... Continue Reading →

Kick it back from 7th

I reached the apex of my trombone playing experiences at Harvard University between June 1987 and June 1991. It’s kind of a long tale… I started playing the trombone in the 5th grade. I was 10. And small for my... Continue Reading →

My friend Mel

I lost my friend Melony Lechner to suicide this past week. This is the story I told today at the memorial (actual names this time): In the summer of 2001, Fred and I bought a house. We spent all day... Continue Reading →

Shuttle Launch

Note: Sorry no drawing this time. Kept meaning to but had too many other projects. Sitting in terror, looking at the wooden paddle hung on the wall, I pondered how little power I had actually had over the situation I... Continue Reading →

Talking about it – why is it important?

Today we went to the funeral and wake of an Irish Catholic buddy of my husband. He had cancer for two years and we were lucky enough to be there at his bedside with his family and other friends when... Continue Reading →

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