Category Archives: grief

BEST thing I read this week had the word ‘listen’ in it 4 times

BIG week. Busy week. Noisy week. Sad week. Week of words hateful and horrible, but also things thoughtful, prayerful and powerful, life-giving. We are all in need of care and knowledge of what to do. The best, most helpful thing … Continue reading

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The Words Come Back

Two men left my house that day; only one returned. There wasn’t anything anybody could do about it. Continue reading

Posted in fear of failure, finding your voice, grief, long view, processing grief, roadblocks, rocky places, writing, you can't make this stuff up | 3 Comments

Discovering Where I Fit

Today I go to English class and find out how students are faring after news of the new President’s executive order about refugees. Two weeks ago it was the Cubans who were under a cloud of overwhelming sadness. Today it … Continue reading

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