Category Archives: grief

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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Dear World, So Sorry!

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Thriftshop Healing

I have developed a new obsession with silk pajamas, having bought a beautiful pair for $6.99 at Goodwill. Now, I have to look for more, because that’s what happens when you have a shopping disorder. Today, I was patiently searching … Continue reading

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Poor Little Bear

I have been too sad lately. Too sad to stay awake and too sad to live. It comes and goes. When it doesn’t go, I get worried and even more despondent. It’s something to do with my genes and my … Continue reading

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Shot In The Face

Today we were waiting in line at our neighborhood Pollo Loco and the line wasn’t moving. I saw that the guy giving his order at the cash register was gesticulating impatiently. Something was up. The guy was raising his voice … Continue reading

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