Category Archives: grief

A Good Cry

How long have you been watching the news and feeling like crying? Last week was the worst but it’s been going on a long time. Of course there’s rage, but as the true horror keeps building and obliterating everything else, … Continue reading

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Can You Forgive Her?

First he was a cherished baby, then a child, and then a teenager who went off to college. For two years before leaving, he’d been subjected to his mother’s grief over losing his big brother. The teenager was traumatized as … Continue reading

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Raising The Dead

This year I’m not going to write about Mother’s Day, but the next best thing, death. I’ve just came across the work of photo-journalist Alain Schroeder in a series called Living for Death, and the story blew my mind. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Max

Max loved butter. It started with toast, which turned into Toast Parties, meaning a a large quantity of buttered toast eaten in one sitting. Bread was merely a vehicle for butter, he told us. Then what’s the butter knife? his … Continue reading

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We Need You To Stay.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I might have been able to ignore it if I hadn’t read that the son of a disgraced Fox news host killed himself yesterday by overdose. Nineteen year old Eric Chase Bolling Jr. was … Continue reading

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Addendum to Heroic Mothers: Less Self-Pity

Okay, some of you have reminded me that I don’t need to be a hero or activist to be okay. That seems fair. I’m lowering the bar for me and for everyone else. For those of us suffering from a … Continue reading

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Heroic Mothers, I Salute You

How can you watch Susan Bro speak about her daughter without tearing up? What a magnificent woman and mother. On July 31, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her only son to a drug overdose, but she is back at work, … Continue reading

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Even Help Is No Help

I wasn’t looking forward to Mother’s Day since no children were going to honor me and my own mother is long gone. My plan was to just suck it up and go out for an omelette. I forgot to factor … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra: What a Fucking Cunt!™

George Michael was my guilty secret at one time, a crush I was embarrassed to admit. But really, who could resist that beautiful voice and sensual face, the obscure sadness behind even his poppiest songs? Another horrible loss to 2016, … Continue reading

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Let’s Take A Denim Break

Sometimes we must seek relief wherever we can find it and tonight I offer denim. These ugly shorts are the worst possible way to spend $325 but go ahead, see if I care. Look at the rear view: Why not … Continue reading

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