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January Mulligan

January 2018 was not a great month for me. My mom died in early January. She was 90 years old and ready to die — the day before she died I asked if she wanted to talk with a priest, she said, “I have already talked to two different priests!” She had her affairs in […]

Flooded! (with meaning potentials)

The last few weeks for folks in the Houston area have been a blur. Many people have lost their homes, possessions and some, their lives. The entire community has suffered a multitude of losses, and the grief is apparent – both in the shock of those who directly suffered, and the depression and guilt felt […]

Learning From Pumpkins

In October 2016, Kelly and I placed several pumpkins in our flower bed as an autumn decoration. Over time the pumpkins started to decay. As we watched the slow decay it looked sort of like blowing up balloons, in slow motion and in reverse. During our very mild Houston Winter – most of the pumpkins […]

Houston Matters: I’m Retiring – So Now What?

Michael speaks on Houston Matters about retirement and adjusting to the changes. From the HoustonMatters.org website. Adjusting to retirement can be a challenge. From budgeting finances to staying active in the community, there are several hurdles — many of which are unexpected.  We talk about the financial and social aspects of adjusting to retirement with […]

Dr. Winters Speaks with Houston Matters

Dr. Winters comments on the recent shooting in Houston – his comments start about 27 and a half minutes into the show. Dr. Winters discusses access to mental health services, how social media can both support and be harmful to people monitoring a tragedy like the shooting.

Avocado Trees and Keeping Zipped: Homage to my Grandmothers

I was fortunate to have both of my grandmothers in my life from birth till their deaths. And in a family with 14 children – it is possible that we would not have all survived without the abundant love, support, babysitting and interaction with both Granny (Mom’s mom) and Grandmama (Dad’s mom). My grandmothers were […]