Henry Granju: a mother’s love

May 26, 2011
When you don't have kids, you focus on all the joys you're missing. That first step. The cute things kids say. The prom pictures. Your child's first day of college and...

Mother love is eternal

May 9, 2011
Mom & me, circa 1996, Pacifica, CA This is the twelfth Mother's Day since mine's been gone. And while her death left a gaping hole in my life, the passing years...

Honor the mother-energy in all of us this Mother’s Da

May 8, 2011
Mother's Day is a Hallmark holiday, but it's also a chance to honor the mother-energy in all of us. The part of us that nurtures and cares for others. That is loving and...

Boomers: we buy more than cellphones with big numbers, scoo...

April 20, 2011
What's with the latest infatuation with moms, anyway?Mommy bloggers have popped up on every internet street corner and even AOL has gotten in the game with a new...

Caring for aging parents

April 5, 2011
When I look around at how my friends' older parents are coping -- or rather NOT coping--with aging, I always think, "Oh, I hope I'm not like that."They kick, they...

The refuge of unconditional love

February 11, 2011
News stories about children who have been abused by their parentsare always so difficult for me to read.Mothers are supposed to be a safe place for children, a haven...

A daisy in winter

December 22, 2010
I can't let the day pass without acknowledging my mother, who passed from this world 11 years ago today. Although I feel her with me from time to time, I miss her...

Detached mothers & Betty Draper

October 21, 2010
I hate to beat Mad Men to death, but hubby and I have been talking about Betty Draper today. So let's dish.Betty's a terrible mother, isn't she? She's immature, abusive...

Days in good company

May 9, 2010
I hope you spend this Mother's Day in good company.I've been lucky enough to spend a few days this week in good company. With a friend in Los Gatos. Another in Scotts...

No coincidences

February 16, 2010
Setting up my office this morning, I carefully unwrapped the white packing paper that protected one of my most precious belongings. It’s a photograph of my parents...

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