Gram, I Hope You Finally Have Peace

Gram, I Hope You Finally Have Peace I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.   ~Agatha Christie...more
RIP, Gram.more

Flash Fiction: I Used To Dream About You Dying

There are some dreams you shouldn't tell people about. This is one of them....more

Another leaf has fallen

People die.  I know, duh.Yesterday, my tree of life lost another leaf. I learned that yet another one of my friends is no longer of this life.  Death was just a fleeting concept to me for the longest time. Until 1990, the only people who had died in my life were family members I loved but didn't really get to know because I was so young....more

Explaining Death To Your Child

We haven't had to thoroughly explain to our daughter the process of death...not until recently. About a week ago, a after school child was in a very bad car accident. Running across the street, he was hit by a car and was in critical condition until he decided to let go and be with his higher being. As an emotional spirit, I shed a tear for him, his siblings and for his mother. I did not know him that well but seeing him and all the other kids of the after school/daycare program everyday is like they are a part of your life. ...more

See You Soon

Earlier this year someone who was a friend, mentor, and father figure to me for many years discovered that he had lymphoblastic leukemia. He was immediately subjected to aggressive chemotherapy (including via spinal tap) that ravaged his body... he asked to stop the treatment and instead be transferred to hospice....more

My brother's death

How are you?...more

Grief

On Mother's Day

 This might be our last Mother's Day.My mother is dying, ...more

Happy Birthday Sierra Rayn Chamblee

 Today 7 years ago a little girl was born in Albuquerque New Mexico and weighed only 3 pounds and 13.8 ounces.. Beautiful with blue eyes that could make anyone envious. She was born into a family of loving parents and an older brother just as cute as she was. ...more

Death

I was emotionally assaulted today, hearing news of two deaths; one fictional and the other a tragic reality.Fictional: (spoiler alert)...more