The Bald Angel Who Kept On Swimming

I got to know Talia Castellano on the day she died. On that day, I learned how best to live life from a 13-year-old girl from Florida. Likewise, I also learned that not all angels have short, blond, curly hair. One was bald, beautiful – and brave. Talia was the YouTube sensation known as < taliajoy18> who…

How are you dying?

No, I didn’t ask how you are doing. I asked, “how are you dying?” I must be off today asking you that question. But an incident this morning about a friend dying of cancer triggered deja vu scenes in my mind. Deathbed scenes involving my grandfather, my grandmother, my father, then my mother, an uncle-in-law, and three…

Sincerely complimenting your partner works wonders

Long-standing marriages or partnerships may have stood the test of time, but not necessarily without risk of failing. As with any relationship, any marriage is constantly being challenged by the couples themselves. Their opposing personalities and preferences get in the way when the spark that blinded them to their respective individuality has long popped away.…

Closing a chapter

Middle age drives me to spend precious time writing randomly about anything that comes to mind in preventing mental decay of creeping old age. That’s a candid admission to make. But seriously, this writing exercise complements my weekly physical badminton routine, both of which I love doing. When time comes that I have to break…