death

The Truth About Last Wishes

Truth has taken on vague connotations in recent years, but there is one truth every sane person agrees about: no one wants to think about their death or plan for it. Those are the last wishes this post ruminates and expounds. It began for us with a simple mailer. Although for me it began five …

The Truth About Last Wishes Read More »

My Thoughts on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Once should have been enough because twice was too much. If someone asked me to, I’d go see it a third time. Yes, I’m talking about AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. This post contains my review. It includes spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film, stop reading right now. I don’t want to ruin the experience for …

My Thoughts on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Read More »

Poetry from the Corner

I write poems from time to time. I’m not a poet. I don’t have the soul of a poet or the intuition to feel and relay “universal suffering” in my words. Sometimes, though, I can make rhyme and rhythm into something relatively relateable. You might guess from recent posts, that I’m struggling with some hard …

Poetry from the Corner Read More »

Something for Everyone in I’M ABOUT TO GET UP

Once you pick up this book from Julie Hunt, skip right to chapter 25 and you’ll see why a review of it appears on my “No Fear This Year” blog. I’M ABOUT TO GET UP is a memoir about grief written from a Christian perspective, but it has nuggets of truth to help anyone who …

Something for Everyone in I’M ABOUT TO GET UP Read More »

A Cherished Journal

Life is never appreciated quite so much as when Death comes calling. The same is true of this journal chosen for the 2016 Cherished Blogfest. As a writer, I have stacks of journals. Finely bound books with gorgeous illustrations… Spiral notebooks covered in scrawling ink and lead… And then there’s the Cherished Journal. After I …

A Cherished Journal Read More »

Life, Time and other Non-renewable Resources

Growing up, I heard about water conservation and gas shortages. Sounded like another lesson to memorize, but it didn’t inspire me to take shorter showers or keep the faucet off while I brushed my teeth. Sometimes, I think we’re as careless rationing the valuable resources that pepper our emotional biosphere. We waste time playing Candy Crush …

Life, Time and other Non-renewable Resources Read More »

The Double-Edged Sword of Grief

Slice on the forehand and the backhand. Dice with a downward stroke and an upward cut. The thing no one tells you about the grieving process is that its quite similar to a two-edged gladius. Yes, I’m claiming an emotion cuts like a double-edged sword. She’s finally fallen off her rocker. What sane person would …

The Double-Edged Sword of Grief Read More »

The Truth about Death and Dying

Dying has been glorified in recent years. Meanwhile, Death remains an insidious villain. Recent experience leads me to believe these two attitudes have no basis in reality. Hear me out. It’s not my intent to start an argument or step on anyone’s toes. Death and dying are personal avenues for every living soul on planet …

The Truth about Death and Dying Read More »

Funeral, Memorial Service or Something Else

“I don’t want a funeral. Don’t cry when I’m dead. Have a party and laugh about my stupidity, hilarity and ingenuity.” My husband looks at me like I’m crazy. As much as I cry when a loved one passes, he thinks it’s the epitome of hypocrisy that I expect people to laugh after my own …

Funeral, Memorial Service or Something Else Read More »

%d bloggers like this: