Category Archives: Tragedy and Loss

A Pretty Good Deal

Tweet Hello Dear Friends, Today I was meeting with my friendly used-car dealer, since my beloved Honda, Hi-Ho Silver, is beginning to fail. She’s twelve years old, and has gotten me through some of the toughest times of my life. … Continue reading

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Looking Back – Dreaming Ahead

Tweet “In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we’ve left behind, and dreaming ahead.” ― Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Dear Friends, Well. It’s Labor Day, the third anniversary of the … Continue reading

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What to Say When Tragedy Strikes: Tips From a Reluctant Expert

Tweet I am no stranger to tragedy and loss. My house burned to the ground when I was a child, and then, unbelievably, again in the Fourmile Canyon fire in Colorado in 2010.  I am, unfortunately, something of an expert … Continue reading

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