Planning to outlast your partner

The other day I heard a comedian say that a successful marriage is when one partner gets to watch the other partner die first. Yes, that is pretty morbid, but it is also true: Marriage vows even state "til death do us part."...more

Death On A Pedestal

I‘ve had anxiety before, but this time started out as genuine fear…...more

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
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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

My brother's death

How are you?...more


On Mother's Day

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


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