Grief

Domestic Violence is a Public Issue

Recently, I witnessed a man punching a woman in broad daylight on the sidewalk in front of my office. There had been arguing before the incident: her yelling as she was walking away from him and yelling as he was walking towards her. When you live/work in an urban setting, discord can often go unnoticed…tuned […]

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Bittersweet Grief

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.” –Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic I received news recently that a childhood friend had passed away.  We often told people that we’d been friends since the 2nd grade, although neither of […]

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Birthday #8

  Ugh. It’s been a tough day. It remains that way. Every, damn year. I mistakenly used to think each year the day might get easier, but I’ve come to accept that it can’t.  His loss will always bear an immense amount of weight. Instead, I just prepare for that fact and let the tears […]

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Rest in Power: Muhammad Ali

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another […]

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Seven Today

You would have been 7 today. You’d be in first grade. Learning to ride a bike on your own. Free from harm, free from suffering. Looking up to superheroes. Like Superman, our little Superman. You’d be starting to show more independence. Able to tell time. To know the days, the weeks, the months of the […]

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To Ginnie, With Love

A year ago today, we said goodbye to this sweet baby.  This picture was taken on our last night together.  I’ve missed you every day.  I miss hearing your nails click on the floor as you came running to greet me when I got home.  I miss hearing your tail thump on the floor, as […]

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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymor Hoffman was a talented actor, pure genius, gifted and prolific.  At just 46, he lost his beautiful life, and we lost him, to addiction. While Hoffman’s life was celebrated by many, there are countless more souls, tormented by pain of addiction, that go unnoticed every day. Drug overdoses kill more people than car […]

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What is Karma?

We hear about Karma quite a bit – usually that it is “a bitch” – or a “mother f**ker” – or someone will “get karma back” – yet we rarely understand that “Karma”.  It is severely underrated and vastly misunderstood.   Sometimes we think of Karma as the invisible hand of God (the God from the […]

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Fail. Forward. Faster.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just […]

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