Stop Giving Us Grief

"Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart." - José N. Harris Rethinking life Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people, regardless of whether their sadness stems from the loss of a loved one or from a terminal diagnosis they or someone … Continue reading Stop Giving Us Grief

Just Because It's Buried Doesn't Mean It's Dead

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” - Elizabeth Edwards Attending my dad's employers Christmas party (1958) when … Continue reading Just Because It's Buried Doesn't Mean It's Dead

Christmases Past and Present (2021)

Before the commercialized Christmas Tree, candles were the lights and only burnt Christmas Eve Merry Christmas and allow me to start by quoting the epiphany Scrooge experienced in that classic "A Christmas Carol". A tale that has been a mainstay of the Christmas spirit since its first publication in 1843. What many people fail to … Continue reading Christmases Past and Present (2021)

Preparing the Garden of Privilege (edited)

"Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally." Like election promises, we hear what's convenient Coming out of this (maybe) pandemic nightmare, I believe, is going to leave some unexpected "long hauler" effects on a society in general. Personally, having been through this before, albeit … Continue reading Preparing the Garden of Privilege (edited)