A good man and the last of that generation

September 29, 2022
I called him Uncle Frank, but he wasn't actually my uncle. Although he WAS married to my favorite aunt. SHE was only related because she had been married to my...

Leaving this world of ours too soon, but with so much grace

July 11, 2022
The first line of her last post read The final day. My friend had been diagnosed just over a month earlier with a fast-moving terminal cancer and now, she was...

How recounting the stories keeps them alive long after they...

April 19, 2022
A story about a bison in Yellowstone. And all about the remembering. Found among her personal effects When my late girlfriend's husband emailed me a photo of mementoes...

Buddhist detachment and letting go can help with loss. If y...

March 15, 2022
The pain of missing someone who has transitioned can be almost unbearable. And, if I were honest: the pain of missing someone we love when they are no longer in our...

The art of living–and dying–well

November 23, 2021
My friend's mom died the other day. She told her family she was ready, that she was looking forward to what’s next. She ate pizza with them. My friend tucked...

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,...

Love, peace & a life well-lived

October 7, 2019
I got busy. You know how it is. I traveled, started a business, my dog died. Life happens. And then one day I realized I hadn’t heard from Gary in a very long time....

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