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Death and Dying

It’s pretty safe to say that we’ve all experienced death. Close by or from afar. But sitting by watching a loved one go through the process of dying is new for me. I was not present at the time of death of my Love, my parents, or my grandparents. I have participated in codes and…

A Child's Views are Best

Especially this year because it’s Christmas Eve and I just don’t feel it… When I was a child, this day was filled with anticipation and tradition. Time to light the last candle of the advent wreath that was always on the coffee table. The last day of being good so Santa would bring presents. Always…

Holidays and Grief

I posted this on 21 November 2019. The message bears repeating. Firsts are hard. Let’s face it, every holiday will be difficult from now on. So I am going to be real for a bit. Things look different to me now. Shopping and large crowds- out. Material things that will be forgotten- a waste. The…