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October 20, 2012

Once again I find myself returning to the subject of inanimate loss…mostly.

I say mostly because this time is actually a combination of losing a material item, as well as a bit of a sense of security.

On Sunday, my car was broken into.  Sad, tragic, yes.  Of course the part of it that absolutely disgusts me is WHERE my car was at the time.  Where you...

February 7, 2011

Today my family laid to rest my Aunt Anne.  She succumbed to cancer after a very long battle that began shortly after laying to rest her husband, my Uncle Sonny, who also died of cancer (although a different kind).  Until today I had not cried for the loss, but there is nothing like a funeral to bring up those emotions and the tears simply must fol...

October 31, 2010

I’ve written in the past about loss, but it was of the inanimate kind.  Today I’m writing about the kind of loss we always dread—the living kind.

I expected to not leave my house today.  I had three goals for the day: 1. Do laundry.  2. Complete the IRS paperwork for one of my volunteer organizations.  3. Count the money from the school’s Harvest Fe...

July 12, 2010

This post is the final in a three part series on the topic of suicide.  Click for the first and second parts.

My final set of thoughts on the subject of suicide have to do with those who choose to involve others in the termination of their lives, without consent.  I should probably warn that this is the one segment that I am virtually incapable of b...

July 11, 2010

This post is the first in a three part series on the topic of suicide.  Click for the first and third parts.

Death in general is an uncomfortable topic, one that we tend to avoid discussion of—at least most Americans do.  Suicide is viewed in such a way that it is whispered about…glossed over…never really talked about.  Why is this?  It’s too “priva...

July 10, 2010

This post is the first in a three part series on the topic of suicide.  Click for the second and third parts.

This is a tough one.  Early this week I learned that someone I knew died over the weekend.  A few days later I found out that it was a suicide.  That one word instantly changed my feelings on the death, which has given me cause to pause and...

June 15, 2010

Today I find myself mourning a loss…that of my Kindle.  I’m eternally absentminded and as a result tend to misplace things all the time.  Generally speaking they turn up after a while, and frequently in places like the shelf of a closet, a drawer in my kitchen, the pocket of the car, or (once) on top of my car—and how that TomTom survived overnight...

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