Category Archives: grief

Managing Sad Days

Everyone feels sad at various times in their lives. According to Wikipedia, the single mood people generally put most effort into shaking is sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion, even in children, usually in response to loss of some kind. … Continue reading

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Being Called By Name

There are zillions – no, kazillions – of things that my Mom told me over my lifetime that I will always remember, but there is one conversation that we had that will probably haunt me more than any other for … Continue reading

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Too Quiet in The Attic

I haven’t got a clue what to write about today. I didn’t yesterday either. It’s not as if I sit here pounding my head on the wall trying to shake things around up there, hoping that an “aha” moment will … Continue reading

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Cluttered Connections to "Home"

We just returned home after spending the weekend in the area where I graduated from high school in 1974, and where my parents lived from 1972 until my Dad died in 1999. While I’ve never really felt enough of a … Continue reading

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Happiness…Connecting the Dots

After many (many) years of searching, reading, asking, listening, praying and pondering, I’ve come to a decision…it was one of those things that slowly (painfully slowly at times) evolved itself into what turned out to be a rather quiet, uneventful … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Jottings

I was going to blog about Father’s Day, but it’s still difficult. Too sad. I still miss my Dad so much and when I delve too deeply into those wondrous memories, they just make me cry too much. I cry … Continue reading

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Blogging The Journey

I started writing this blog because there is a lot of crap going on inside of me, because there was a lot of crap going on in my life for the past few years. The crap has finally settled down…but … Continue reading

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