Monthly Archives: April 2015

Learning How to See

My mother, a professional artist, who passed last Thursday,  4/16/15, was my greatest teacher–the one who taught me how to “see.” And then how to translate that seeing, to recreate reality into the transcendent of one’s own unique and memorable … Continue reading

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My mother Elizabeth Sloan Tyler September 9, 1918 – to April 16, 2015

My best friend; my life-long mentor and biggest advocate: “I love this earth. I don’t want to leave it.” And she fought very hard not to leave it, to the very end, early yesterday morning. Her reverence for this earth … Continue reading

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Deathwatch and Deflected Moments

As my mother continues to deteriorate, I can wish she’d been taken by the aspiration pneumonia. When her blood pressure plummeted to 58/40, her pulse 30 – occasionally flatlining – and I was told she had anywhere from a few … Continue reading

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