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  • grief

    the anti-joel ostseen post on grief

    Both Joel and I have written about seasons as a metaphor in relationship to grief, but Joel doesn't seem to understand what it means to actually live with the seasons.…

  • body feature gratitude

    my prince charming

    We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ― T.S. Eliot…

  • feature gratitude grief

    motherless daughter?

    That first Mother’s Day after my mom died? I think I spent it in bed and definitely not on Facebook. I just wanted to get through those 24 hours. Mom died…

  • laughter

    another day in boy momdom

    LinkedIn. Where we craft our professional persona, right? Well, here is how I recently began an email to a networking recommendation:   Dear Beth, Last week my son came home from…

  • laughter spirit

    an ojo feary tale: part one

    Dave, my host at my first night’s lodging in Ojo Caliente, guided me from the moment I crossed into New Mexico. He had warned GPS was unreliable and with a pretty…

  • grief

    jennifer juniper

    I didn’t expect my grief for my dad and my mom to be so different from one another.  Feeling a connection to mom has been easier, perhaps because we are/were so…

  • feature gratitude grief spirit


    Last night the moon woke me up. I opened the bamboo shades and my bedroom was filled with her light. Whereas the sun energizes me to move outward, the moon coaxes me…