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Jani’s Story

I wish I had more time to write here, but I do have a break from school coming up at the end of July. At that point, I’ll have to examine my workaholism and either abandon it or find something … Continue reading

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Stitching it back together

A friend shared this poem with me. It was contained a “The Writer’s Almanac” edition, which you can find by clicking here. I love the imagery and the thought that we don’t have to be wise. We can simply live. … Continue reading

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Billy, You & Me

Although her graphic novel about her son Billy, whom she lost to illness when he was four, will not yet be published in the U.S., you can read Nicola Strateen’s story here. Her story is worth a read. I wish … Continue reading

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Let Us Never Forget the Price of Bullying and Hate

His parents grieve, but they are making a difference every day at the Matthew Shepard Foundation and with the Matthew Shepard Act. I salute their bravery in dealing with this so publicly and so consistently, despite their loss. http://www.matthewshepard.org/

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Work

Lately I find that I’m becoming a bit of a workaholic. Some of that is certainly due to “getting my life back” — I’m in graduate school and work full-time. But I wonder if some of it is also due … Continue reading

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I came to believe

As bereaved parents, one of the hardest things there is to accept is that our child is really gone. He or she won’t come home again, won’t walk through that door, yelling, “What’s for dinner?” It’s hard to get to … Continue reading

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Meditation for 9/12 & Stories of Hope

‎“We should learn not to grow impatient with the slow healing process of time…there are many steps to be taken along the highway leading from sorrow to renewed serenity…We should anticipate these stages in our emotional convalescence: unbearable pain, poignant … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11/01 – When so many mothers lost children

I can’t turn away. Though I have a million things to do, I can turn away from the movies and documentaries playing tonight on various channels. Can it really have been 10 years since planes flew into the twin towers … Continue reading

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