Every year I tell myself I’m going to write a new post about losing a child. I never do. Today I realized that in this post, I left it all on the table. So I’m just going to republish it with a few minor changes. Because whether or not it needs saying, I want to […]
Yesterday I published About Aging Gracefully. That same morning two things showed up on my social media timeline that together said, “Maybe bullshit was too strong a word.” That said, “You want to know how to age gracefully? Here you go.” First up was a November 2015 TED talk that showed up on a friend’s timeline. In it, Robert […]
Tonight, just moments ago, I received this by email, and it became clear that the time is now. I read it, and felt the tears in my eyes, for a moment caught by the simple love of a mother. No commentary tonight, just a shared moment from a reader; a moment that needs to be shared with everyone.
When he read my posts about Tom’s suicide, my brother Paul emailed me. In part he wrote: Eight years ago one of my former students who had great friends, a caring family, and a plan for his immediate future (his senior year) committed suicide. He was a very good student, played sports, and seemed to […]
Farewell my friend – you will forever be a part of my world Though I wish with all my heart there had been more time, I am grateful for every moment we managed to share, and I am better for having had them. We all are better because of you. In loving memory of Tom […]
Yesterday I learned of the death of one of my dearest friends, apparently at his own hand. I am bereft, and utterly at a loss to understand. More than anything I want it not to be true. If it has to be true, then I want an explanation that brings closure. Neither explanation nor closure […]