Category Archives: Cats

Edith Zelman Eulogy – Doris Cahill, author

My mother passed away on February 6, 2016. On February 19th, we held a memorial service. My sister-in-law, Doris Cahill, was one of three to give a eulogy. Here are her words in honor of my mother. Thank you Andrew … Continue reading

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What Do I Have in Me?

Mia is my little 8-pound cat who I adopted, along with her son, Timmy, in 2011. From the start, it was clear that Timmy was the outgoing, affectionate animal, curling up on my chest, leaning his backside against my neck, … Continue reading

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Renewal and Re-invention of…yourself

I am learning about ways to renew and reinvent myself. Although I can’t go into details, several years ago, it was imperative that I reinvent myself at work – and I did. I now have a great job and work … Continue reading

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50 Gifts for My Birthday

On my desk at work rests a photo of my father and step mother in their early 50s. As my 50th birthday approaches at the end of April, I try not to over think that photo taken in 1986 at … Continue reading

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The year in pictures and thoughts

I want to thank all the readers of “The Early Draft,” both my friends and those I don’t know who are now stumbling upon my writing. I’m excited to tell you I’ve had thousands and thousands of hits and my … Continue reading

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Gee Whiz! How could I have forgotten!

Yesterday, I wrote about seeing a spiritual medium and how close she came to accuracy in discussing my father, my stepmother and my deceased cat, Sweetie. Before I wrote the entry, I’d emailed a friend with this sentence: At one … Continue reading

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Totally Psyched!

I’d never been to a psychic medium before, but my wonderful personal trainer and new friend, Randi Renzi, owner of Why Weight Fitness in Stoughton, Massachusetts, ( held a group reading yesterday at her studio. She hired Anastassia Grace ( … Continue reading

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