Tag Archives: death

The long fingers

  If I outlive my parents, I will become an orphan.  I wake this morning thinking about death.  Not so much mine or that of my parents but death in general.  I wonder if it still scares me like it … Continue reading

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On learning and loving

2 days ago a dear friend’s mother died.  I had marveled at how close the two of them had been and watched as he cared for her in the most tender of ways.  She had undergone a mastectomy 2 years … Continue reading

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A slice of a heart

Recently I wrote a blog about the loss of my aunt.  I spoke of death, a subject so many of us fear.  I am one of the many.  Yes, I fear death.  I fear its unknown quality and I despise … Continue reading

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Oh death, not you again

Run fast, run hard but you cannot hide from death.  It will appear either  as a soft wind or a violent storm.  It will find you and take its place where you are.  All the exercise and good eating will … Continue reading

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The wound inside

Eight years ago I lost a dear friend to suicide.  It was a few months after I had been diagnosed with a rare and deadly cancer.  My head was spinning and my fear was at an all time high.  Her … Continue reading

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Blood and Tears

I had initially thought about writing an indepth article on the recent killing of officers Liu and Ramos, 2 Brooklyn police officers shot and killed as they sat in their car. As I began to write I became angry and … Continue reading

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The illusion of control

Several years ago my only and younger brother was killed in a head on collision on a spring school day. I was young and just stepping out as an independent adult ready to take the world by the tail. He … Continue reading

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