On Family Relationships: Some Things You Can’t Just ‘Forgive and Forget’

“A sibling in full spate is always frightening, their anger a surprising powerful defense, their deeper impotence equally powerful, absurd.”― Will Eaves, Murmur It’s been over six years since I last saw my older half-sister Vicky in the townhouse that I inherited and briefly owned after our mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, died. I really did notContinue reading “On Family Relationships: Some Things You Can’t Just ‘Forgive and Forget’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 14, 2021, or: Grief, the Weight of Memory, & Irreconcilable Differences

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (Bastille Day in France and her overseas departments/dependencies). It’s warm and muggy outside; the current temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 14, 2021, or: Grief, the Weight of Memory, & Irreconcilable Differences”

Why July is NOT My Favorite Month: Part One

July is my least favorite month. Last Tuesday – July 7th – marked the fourth anniversary of a hearing I attended in a Miami-Dade County civil court’s probate division judge’s chambers to settle a dispute between my half-sister Victoria and me over our late mother’s estate. Vicky had filed a “Lost or Destroyed Will” petitionContinue reading “Why July is NOT My Favorite Month: Part One”