Tag Archives: Grief

A Pounce of Cats, part 2

Or the Tale of Radcliffe Jellylorum In the last post, dedicated to Chuck, Brent, and Shiela, which you can read here: When the River Won’t Flow: A Pounce of Cats, I told the tale of the cats that were members … Continue reading

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A Pounce Of Cats

A reader of my blog suggested that it might help me deal with my grief to get a dog. He suggested that having a dog to take for walks, feed, and care for might help me to focus outside myself … Continue reading

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A Riptide of Grief

Long ago, at Folly Beach in South Carolina, some good times were interrupted by what seemed to me to be an eternity of terror. If you have experience with riptides, you probably know just what I mean. We were in … Continue reading

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The Color of Grief

June 24th marked three months since my husband died. I am doing better. The country is divided and embroiled in attacks, mobs, destruction, death, all manner of hateful things. All I seem able to do is try to get through … Continue reading

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Courage in the Public Square

Some days I wake up and feel as if I can take on the world. But in point of fact, I am tired, and these days the world is not a forgiving place. If you have an opinion and dare … Continue reading

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A Visitor

Only two times in my life has something so inexplicable happened that I haven’t known what to do with the memory of the event. What I narrate here is one such event. It happened many years ago now, but my … Continue reading

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A Short Fuse

I apologize if I have been rude to you.  I lashed out at a friend the other day.  I just lost my temper.  I have not felt very well put together of late. I seem to have little margin to … Continue reading

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Movies, Memories, Ponderings

As Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) replied to Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy), in the 1957 movie, Desk Set. . . “I associate many things with many things.” I first used this picture for a blog post in 2015 — Called Pouring … Continue reading

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Six Weeks

When you lose everything you own, in some kind of natural disaster, you are stunned. After the horrifying sounds, you look around you, gathering your own close, you cannot believe what you see. There’s no roof. Glass and rubble are … Continue reading

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After Midnight

After midnight, in the wee hours of Friday morning, I find that I can neither sleep nor write a blog post. Yesterday, I accomplished a respectable amount. I thanked another doctor, wrote a few more notes, and paid some bills. … Continue reading

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