Category Archives: Interpersonal Relations

My current pretired status

I do not know who coined the name ‘pretired,’ but that is what I am and that is a great word to describe the person who is ‘retired’ from a probably long-lasting professional or otherwise career and has found new … Continue reading

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On being ‘Laskowskied’

Once in a while you realize that you have been placed on another list in a certain social grouping. I remember a few years ago, in a grouping that we belonged to, I recall that all of a sudden I … Continue reading

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On dodging that ‘paint’ bullet and the Canine Flu

There is pretty much always a price to pay for everything we do, thus my day spent washing ceilings (living room, dining room, upstairs hallway) and some well-chosen walls kind of ‘decked’ me at the end of the day. Maybe … Continue reading

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Papi, Samantha, et le savon d’Occitane (Lavender liquid soap)

Samantha: Papi, I did something for you. Papi: Alors, qu’est-ce que tu as fait pour moi? Samantha: I was in the bathroom and the soap was everywhere. I cleaned it up for you. Papi: C’était très gentil de ta part … Continue reading

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Samantha and Uncle Mikey

Upon our return home to the Chicago area, when I was putting things away, I came across a pink index card on the dining room table. While we had been gone, Mike and Christian and family had spent time at … Continue reading

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