Part 16, Cancer Sucks

Hey guys, welcome to another storytime Sunday!!! I've missed you all, haha. Please feel free to message me of find me on facebook. I love friends :) I've also started a youtube channel where I'll be recording myself reading the parts of my book. I hope you enjoy it :) ...more

Maya Angelou: The Closed Door That Isn't.

When my favourite writers die, after the initial sadness has subsided, I begin to think of it in terms of gain, not loss.Yes, they have died; they have left the physical world. They are no more, and yet they aren't.I read a quote earlier, supposedly by William Hazlitt:Words are the only things that last forever; they are more durable than the eternal hills....more

Why losing your mom is so hard

Beautiful mommy smile Five years ago todayWe couldn’t make you stayNow a flower in God’s own garden...more

Until Death Do Us Part: A Social Media Exit Plan

A large chunk of our life has moved online. Our work, our finances, our friendships: they all have a space online, and you are the gatekeeper to those virtual rooms. People who are dying often think long and hard about making life easier for others after they're gone.  But the reality is that none of us know when we're going to go.  A simple thing we can do for the people we leave behind is give them the keys and directions to what we want done with our online life after we're gone. Don't bookmark this post and then put off the tasks indefinitely.  Set aside one hour today to make sure that you take these steps before you're gone. ...more
More than once, I have friends who have died and loved ones have not known what to do with ...more

A personal farewell to Shep Nuland, the man who taught us “How We Die”

Image by Sean McCabe in AARPPapers across the world this morning are announcing the death of 83-year-old surgeon Sherwin B. Nuland, perhaps most well-known for his National Book Award-winning “How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter.”...more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
Another Housewife melaflin  6 months today......hard so hard.  thank you for writing.more

A Fifth Marlboro Man Dies of Smoking Related Illness

Eric Lawson, an actor who portrayed the iconic figure of Marlboro Man, has died at the age of 72. He died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease caused by smoking....more

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead-UPDATED

Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. The 46-year-old actor was found dead in his New York City apartment this morning around 11:30....more

The Long Goodbye to a Father I Never Really Knew

My father was dying. Again. He’d pulled this dying stunt a year or two previously, and had us all rush out to the States to be with him in his hour of need. He didn’t die then. In some ways it was a wasted journey, and in others, the start of the journey that would be my adult life. ...more

The Late Afternoon Of My Life

"The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected."  --Robert  Frost...more