Category Archives: Family

Am I gone already?

It’s New Year’s Eve 2016. We have a day of food and football planned. Melissa went first for the shower. As my turn approached, I walked through the bathroom into our closet, emerging moments later in only my underwear and … Continue reading

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Underestimated Glory

We’re not so wise when we’re young but that is our opportunity to learn and grow. My cousin Al is one of many who helped me see the light that experience can be if only we aren’t too dim to learn the lessons. Continue reading

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Swim

I’ve used this picture before but it’s the only one of the creek* I have handy so forgive me for using it again. Also, it has my dad in it so I like it. A few years after this picture was … Continue reading

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Ten Years On

My dad has been gone for 10 years. That seems like such a long time for something that feels like it just happened yesterday. I’ve been thinking for the last year or so that I should put some thoughts down … Continue reading

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Deep Connections, Social Media and Death

I have a core group of people I’m particularly connected to. Some of them I’ve known since early childhood, some since my teenage years and some I met relatively recently but I share an unusual connection with all of them … Continue reading

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