He’s gone, but his light remains

January 5, 2023
  It would be facile to say I needed a father and he fit the bill. I had a father of course, and the complex history that goes with a pretty fraught (but in the end,...

Here’s a simple random act of kindness that helps mak...

December 2, 2022
Maybe it's the first holiday season without a loved one. Or they've got horrible chronic pain.  Or a tough diagnosis must be faced. Some people we know are...

Check out these unique & wonderful holiday gift ideas

November 4, 2022
'Tis the season for gift giving and if you're seeking unique gift ideas, I've got some that are sure to please. Lily Lark parasols and fans I've had a Lily-Lark...

Why I looked for a therapist

October 21, 2022
I've been struggling, have you noticed? With everything. The state of the world. The losses I've experienced. My own world view. If you've been reading along, you...

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...

How the Queen held space for our own grief

September 21, 2022
For many of us, Queen Elizabeth II's funeral held deeply personal meaning. Oh, we didn't know her. And maybe she wasn't our monarch. But nonetheless, we found the...

Please don’t forget those who are suffering

August 10, 2022
Every so often I like to remind you what a lovely, thoughtful thing it is to gift someone who is suffering---and why not do that with one of our gentle, supportive...

What to do with all the grief

May 25, 2022
After my girlfriend passed, I found myself staring sightlessly at the incredible obituary in the New York Times and at the one her husband wrote that appears on...

Mourning what was, what wasn’t and wondering what wil

May 3, 2022
When we think about grief, it's usually in the context of someone close to us dying. Or leaving our lives in some way. But that is not the only way we mourn. It's...

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...

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