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I’m Still Here…

Posted by Leona Wisoker on May 31, 2017 in grieving, Uncategorized, Writing |

I haven’t posted in quite some time, so here’s a reassurance and an update all at once. I’ve been dealing with my mom’s death, which has hit me both harder and easier than I expected. She was the absolute center of my life in recent years, and it’s surreal to have that focus gone. I’ve […]

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Obituary and Eulogy For Mom

Posted by Leona Wisoker on May 7, 2017 in grieving, Uncategorized, Writing |
Renate Wisoker

My mother, Renate Wisoker, passed away at home, peacefully and without pain, on April 22, 2017. The official obituary can be found here. For my own, personal eulogy to my mother, which I somehow managed to get through reading at the memorial service without crying, please continue reading. I am a writer. Those of you […]

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The Year Continues…

Posted by Leona Wisoker on April 18, 2017 in dogs, grieving, Uncategorized, Writing |

I’m home again, from my most recent Florida trip. The garden is starting to bloom. The pineapple sage has, improbably, migrated six feet to the side and into an entirely different bed. The lavender did not survive the winter. The ferns did. I’m waiting to see if the baby fig tree is going to recover […]

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Miracles Aren’t Always Good

Posted by Leona Wisoker on March 28, 2017 in grieving, Uncategorized, Writing |

Over the last few months, I’ve put out a couple of blog posts about the process of my mom slowly dying. She’s been fighting lung cancer, and last year it metastasized to her brain. The docs gave her until about Christmas 2016 at best. I’m fresh out of poetic, meaningful rambles about that. I’m planning […]

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Cook’s Illustrated Vs Milk Street

Posted by Leona Wisoker on February 14, 2017 in cooking, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing |

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love cooking. LOVE LOVE LOVE cooking. A good cookbook or cooking magazine will drag me down a rabbit hole of researching, searching out ingredients, testing recipes, and begging inviting folks to come over and be test subjects for enjoy my newest dish. Cookbooks have been research materials for novels, as well. […]

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