Posts tagged "Death"

The legacy of Robin Williams, in my own mind

I first saw him in 1979, on a show that I watched on the regular. That show was Happy Days. Then shortly after, he had his own show, Mork & Mindy. I watched every episode with a passion. There was something about this guy that hooked me in. Then, in August of ’82, my dad... Read more »

Love, death, cancer, hope and redemption: A test of strength

Like most people, I spent most of my childhood and formative years living in a perfect bubble. The world was grand, the planets spinned in perfect orbit and everyone was healthy. Stories of heartbreak and disease were foreign to me. God bless my parents for sheltering me in the safe, middle-class suburban existence that I... Read more »

Love after death: A St. Patrick's Day story

St. Patrick’s Day is a bit of a challenge for me. Being an Irish girl raised on the south side of Chicago, I’m proud of my heritage and relish every tradition; red hair, pale skin, fiery temper, fatty foods and exceptional liquor tolerance included.  The original Comiskey Park was within walking distance and quickly became... Read more »

Permission to Let Go

As a woman, I’ve been through enough crap in my life that I’ve grown a thick skin. I’ve earned it, and I wear it well. As a mom, I am responsible for the health, happiness and overall wellbeing of two other people I chose to bring into the world. And I do my job well.... Read more »