Tag Archives: loss of a parent

One Year Later, On His Birthday, A Very Different Letter To My Father… (Not The Man Who Killed Him)

  One year ago, I published a letter on my blog: On My Father’s Birthday, A Letter to The Man Who Killed Him. It was Freshly Pressed and had nearly one thousand hits, in a few days. It was published … Continue reading

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Umbilicus

When was the last time you looked at your belly button and thought about why it’s there?  Have you ever really considered that it’s proof that you were once vitally and intimately tied to another person: your mother? Honestly, I’m … Continue reading

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Lost in My Grief… Oh, Wait! That’s Bed, Bath and Beyond…

Spoiler:   Sarcastic, passive-aggressive bitch is back… temporarily. My mother died one week ago. Frankly, the way my household runs and ignores my state of grieving* smothers me in arguing and * compassion, it has felt more like weekS.  Emotions seem to … Continue reading

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