Tag: grief

Happy National Coming Out Dead Dad Day.

At approximately 8ish a.m., four years ago to the day, I was in the living room when my father took his last breath. I spent the night before slipping droppers full of morphine into his mouth in an effort to keep him comfortable. Praying that I was helping to keep him out of pain, while... Read more »

Getting In Under The Wire

Gonna be another short one tonight. Started a bunch of posts, but couldn’t pull the trigger. Was out in the cold a bunch today and just got home and got under the covers. Ate some gluten-free pizza (I don’t always eat gluten-free, but if it’s convenient and tastes good enough, I will), watched an episode... Read more »

No Hard Feelings in 2017

The Avett Brothers came out with a new album in 2016 — True Sadness. I wasn’t really sure what I thought of it at first. Some of the songs I had been hearing live for the past year and already loved. A few were going to grow on me fast, I could tell. There were... Read more »
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Goodbye, 2016

Goodbye, 2016
  365 days have passed; we’ve made another turn around the sun. Everyone’s making their commentaries, lists, years in review. We can’t help it; there’s something about endings and beginnings that speak to the human psyche. As long as we’ve been arbitrarily dividing up the light into days and minutes and seconds, we’ve been marking... Read more »

Comments Under Three Minutes: Meowtown

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Comments Under Three Minutes: Sad From Way Back

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I’ve always been nostalgic, melancholy; grieving something I don’t even understand I’ve lost. Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and you can opt out at any time).
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Comments Under Three Minutes: The Devil Is In The Details

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Sometimes — almost always — it’s the small things that get me. Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and you can opt out at any time).

Comments Under Three Minutes: The Gap

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I’m trying to negotiate the world between social grace and personal grief. Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and you can opt out at any time).

Who Is The Rightful Heir To Ernie Banks' Estate?

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune reported that Ernie Banks’ will is being contested by his family after they found out that everything in his estate is being left to his caretaker of 10 years, Regina Rice. The minute I read stories like this, I immediately shudder. My personal experience with things like this is long and... Read more »
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Happy Birthday, Dad

Happy Birthday, Dad
Born January 25, 1947, my father would have been 68 today. Time is definitely relative, as it seems entirely young to die in your early 70s at this point, when growing up, dying in your 70s seemed perfectly right and normal. A lot of that has to do with advancements in modern medicine and technology... Read more »