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Now We Are Truly Empty-Nesters

All our children are married and gone

Photo by Luke Brugger on Unsplash

Yep, they are gone. The birds have flown the coup.

We sent the last one off this past weekend. The wedding was a success, a beautiful combo of laughter and tears; frustration and exhaustion; joy and happy sadness.

Thankfully, my wife Kristen, and I have a plan. The next phase of our lives has been…



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2