Okay, so I'm being overly dramatic this morning. I mean, I am dying. We're all dying. It's just that I don't usually think about it: the when, and how, and where, and whys of it. But I started to read Thomas Lynch's book, The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, last night. (The Kindle edition was on sale… Continue reading I’m dying.
I received the news in the form of a text message. My friend, and former coworker, had passed away the day after Mother’s Day, May 14, 2013. She was 70 years young. This isn’t the first time I’ve learned of a death electronically. Once upon a time, we learned of death through letters, then phone… Continue reading Who was Joan McBride? A memorial blog post dedicated my friend.
Mother's Day is a tricky holiday for me. You see, I lost my mother years ago to Multiple Sclerosis, and while my relationship with my mother was complicated, she was still my mom. Since her death, I've had other women come into my life, other mothers who have helped fill the mom-shaped hole in my… Continue reading Mother’s Day Reflections