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A Good Life

She graced this earth for 99 years, 6 months, 15 days. Born on May 18, 1920, Felisa Gachalian Madrigal—Nanay to her children and Nanay Madrigal to those of us to whom she extended her embrace—finished her journey on this earth on December 3, 2019. Our first thought was she lived a long life. But, in […]

Snow Day

It was a major snowstorm. A “bomb cyclone” with blizzard conditions. Over 10 inches of snow engulfed our area. Our neighborhood lost electricity for 13 hours. Businesses were shut down, and school was canceled for six days. What a mess. The snow was beautiful, though. But I was content to enjoy it through the window. […]

Class in Session

It’s the day before the start of a new school year. For my family, tomorrow will be another milestone for our son. Zechariah will start high school. When he went to orientation last week, he came home with a T-shirt that displayed “Class of 2021.” That’s quite a sobering thought. I still remember his first […]

Just the Right Words

In anticipation for my website going live, I tried to come up with my very first blog post. I had six categories to choose from – a bit ambitious of me to write about six different topics. Then I realized that I needed to really think about what I wanted to accomplish with this new […]