Category Archives: Grief

A Hell of Her Own Making

This came to my attention via the Friendly Atheist: it’s called Giving Your Child to the Devil and it happened to be posted on the author’s son’s wedding day, which is one hell of a way to commemorate that sort of occasion. However, … Continue reading

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“I’m only faking when I get it right…”

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died. He was 52. I really have nothing to add. I’ll let his music speak what I cannot say. But he will be greatly missed.

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When Helping Doesn’t Actually Help

As you know, I’m dealing with some pretty severe breast issues.  If you don’t know, or are a newer reader to this particular blog, I’ll sum it up: I have BRCA. To put it gently, my risk of developing breast … Continue reading

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Roses and Thorns

It’s Mother’s Day. As you all know, I’ve had problems with this day for years; it’s been a problem for me since I was young. But I’m not the only one who has a problem with this day: Libby Anne … Continue reading

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A Real Toyland Hero

Stanley Weston died on May 1st at the age of 84. You may not know the name, but you know his work: he invented GI Joe. Without him, we would have no Diaclone line, no Star Wars figures, no Micronauts, … Continue reading

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On Oklahoma City

Today marks the twenty-second anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. My memories of this day are dim; I lived in North Carolina, so I didn’t know anyone personally who may have been affected. I do remember seeing the footage of the … Continue reading

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How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?

A few days ago, Prime flashed his iPod at me; on it was an email that he had just received. When I saw it, my heart twisted and my stomach dropped to the floor. It was from S______. Apparently, she had … Continue reading

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