Category Archives: Grief

Another Forty Days, Day 29–We Who Remain

I have continued ruminating on theme of grief that I began yesterday. After my mother died, I watched what happened to my father. I spent a lot of time in those early weeks after her death helping him pay bills, … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 28–Seasons and Cycles

The past few days I’ve been in a bit of a funk–sometimes cranky, sometimes sad, often distracted. What is wrong with you? I chide myself, judging and chastising myself for not being able to “pull myself together and get on with … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 26 Recalling Grief

Tonight I decided that rather than skip another night entirely, I would repost a piece from my Forty Days blog. So I asked Siri to pick a number between one and 40. He picked four. This turned out to be … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day Five–Seasons and Cycles

Yesterday I wrote about waking up feeling “some kind of way,” which was the best I could do at the time. It was after having spent a little time with the feeling, that I was able to sharpen it, to … Continue reading

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No Pill for This

Lately I’ve been suffering from the blues. Over the past few years I’ve written about this  a bit, largely because I’ve battled some form of the blues off and on throughout much of my life. For a number of years … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 39–Were You There?

Where were you when? It’s a common question asked of people who were alive when certain events took place. In relatively recent times the question might be “Where were you on 9/11 when the World Trade towers were struck by two … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 26–Those Who Remain

Those of us who were raised in a Christian faith tradition, and even many who were not, know the stories of what happened to Jesus during the last months, weeks, days, and hours of his ministry and life. Whole rites … Continue reading

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