Category Archives: Grief

Letters to Sammy: 30 Days of Endless Night

Dear Sammy, It’s officially been thirty days since we lost you. An entire month. On one hand, it feels like an eternity. On the other, it feels like yesterday. In either case, it doesn’t feel all that great. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Echoes

This morning, as I grabbed some food from the kitchen, I thought I heard a familiar meow from upstairs. I honestly thought that I heard Sammy, letting loose his “I’m hungry and you need to feed me” cry. I stopped … Continue reading

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Year Three

I got the notice a few days ago: it was a “happy anniversary” message from WordPress. Three years. I’ve been blogging here for three years. A lot has changed in the intervening time. -I got out of Subway. -I got … Continue reading

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Letters to Sammy: the Fourth Be with You

Dear Sammy, It’s the Fourth. You never had a problem with today; the sound of fireworks didn’t bother you. You were never bothered by thunder, either. The only time storms worried you was when I had to bundle you into … Continue reading

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Letters to Sammy: Unbirthday Wishes

Dear Sammy, I “celebrated” my birthday recently. I didn’t do much, just stuck around home and rested. You see, my left knee was still pretty stiff so I didn’t want to injure it any further. On top of that, I … Continue reading

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Fire and Rain

Remember, guys: do not try this indoors. Or was it at home…? I forget. Last night, we got a slight sprinkling of rain. It wasn’t a lot. At most it dampened the ground and raised the humidity. Although the skies … Continue reading

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Letters to Sammy: Conundrum

Dear Sammy, Long before your dad and I took you home, we lived in Appleton, in a little apartment near the downtown area. Your dad and I would watch a show called Seven Days, which was a science fiction show … Continue reading

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