Thoughts from the Blog

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A Shattering Silence

On that warm, sunny seventh day of August 1949, everything seemed the same outside the house.  The paved path from the sidewalk still curved gently uphill in a right-leaning arc, flanked

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Under the Crabapple Trees

The hurricane had blasted through just four days earlier, and many houses were still without electricity. A cousin’s house just up the hill had lights, so my parents walked up there to

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Memories of My Dad

Sandy coloured hair streaked white, marks the maturity of yearsPiercing blue eyes twinkle like stars, full of mischief and delightTreasured thoughts, I smile as my eyes blink back the tearsFilling my

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Fatherless Father’s Day

It’s one week before Father’s Day. Those of us without our fathers feel varied emotions converging on our psyche.  “If he were alive today, he’d be 89,” I think out loud.  Would he

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The Invisible Hierarchy of Grief

For the last decade, I have been preparing myself for the BIG death; the earth-shattering, life-changing, my world will never be the same, death. The type of event that hits so

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Grief in the Time of Isolation

I don’t have to tell you how difficult these past weeks have been now that we’re isolated in our homes. Without the distractions of everyday life, events and trips to plan,

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