When a child dies

September 9, 2021
People I know have suffered some tremendous losses. It seems so obvious that one of the greatest losses-- and maybe the biggest one of all --is the loss of a...

How to appreciate the gift of life while grieving

September 1, 2021
I had an amazing and inspirational conversation recently with a woman I know who lost her husband. She is 85. He was almost 90. Both were/are very with it. She...

Lessons from a classmate’s death

August 24, 2021
Over the weekend, I learned that a classmate of mine had died. A really nice and real human being. It wasn't a recent death--it predated Covid by a couple of years,...

Are we the same person at 70 that we were at 16?

August 18, 2021
Not spending any appreciable time in my hometown over the years meant I missed opportunities to reconnect in a meaningful way with old friends and family. I was ok with...

Just because they’re dead, it doesn’t mean they...

August 5, 2021
Grief is just not logical. Not for those who believe that life goes on.  I have a deep belief that life goes on after we leave this body. Dead means we just change...

Don’t you dare write about me!

May 24, 2021
When someone sits down to dinner with you and the first they they say is "I don't want you to write about this" you know it'll be an interesting evening. "It's what I...

Good night, sweet knight

April 7, 2021
Some relationships are complicated, or so we think. But they're really far more simple than that. Most would consider this one a rebound, and it was. And so much...

Congratulations! I’m sorry. Get a clue.

March 22, 2021
I don't know about you, but I can't over-estimate how much I've learned over this past very difficult year. Congratulations! For those of us who made it through the...

Are we looking hard enough for friendship, love, brotherhoo...

March 15, 2021
The incivility of the world around us gets to me, I have to admit. The chasms between us seem infinitely huge.  How did we lose the important traits of friendship,...

What I know to be true

January 11, 2021
A truism is something that is obviously true. But no matter how obvious, sometimes we just don't want to believe they are true. Here are a few examples of truisms,...

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