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GRIEF AND THE SECOND LINE

My daughter spent the weekend at a grief camp for kids. This one, Camp Comfort Zone, is particularly remarkable because of their parent support groups. I got to have dinner Friday night with other parents and guardians – brave folks who had also just turned their child/children over to complete strangers in the hopes that […]

REMEMBERING FORWARD

Sages come in all shapes and sizes. In my house, there is one that stands less than five feet tall.

When asked what she’d like to do on the third anniversary of her dad’s passing, my daughter said, “something that mixes ‘the sad’ and ‘the glad’.” She was salting eggplant, having recently taken an interest in […]

THE HOLIDAYS

An Empty Seat at the Table
For many people there will be an empty seat at the table this holiday. Contrary to all the perfect images of smiling families gathered around a perfect tree and feasting on delicious well-prepared food, grieving people often want the whole season to quickly move off the calendar. Simultaneously, they may […]