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  • grief laughter

    Sucker Pie

    This video from Manchester United player, Andreas Pereira, popped up in my Facebook newsfeed today.  A memory came rushing back. I was about five when I informed my mom I would be…

  • body spirit

    the eyes have it

    When I turned around, I met the gaze of a woman in a black burqa. Every part of her veiled, except her eyes. And she had the most beautiful ones I'd…

  • 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…