Tag: death

for all of the dogs, and all those who love them

We lost a lot of great things in 2016: Prince, Bowie, relationships, Muhammad Ali, human decency, Leonard Cohen, Alan Thicke, the meaning of words, Nancy Reagan, America, Harper Lee, Elie Wiesel, foresight, Alan Rickman, Doris Roberts, forward progress, Merle Haggard. But two “things” that…

the circle of life

You get your daily dose of Mortality living on a farm, and though you are perfectly aware nothing lives forever (not even Voldemort), farms have this way of sprinkling little reminders throughout your day. Like when you check the little chick cages every morning and…

the creepy task of letting other people know what to do with your lifeless body and meaningless things

I looked back at how far I had come, legs burning, back hurting, heart thumping and decided this would be my final resting place…someday. I glanced at the 45 minutes ahead of me, all uphill, giant boulders blocking my every step. “When I die,…

a letter to Gramma

Yes, I know Gramma is technically spelled with a ‘d’, but who ever enunciates it? Everyone has a different relationship with their grandparents. There’s the spoil-you-rotten kind, the formal kind, the fun-loving kind, the nothing-but-respect kind, the inspirational-you’re-my-rock kind, the I-will-love-you-with-food-and-knit-you-sweaters kind, the you-are-more-of-a-parent-than-my-parents…

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