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Speak Softly....

I have taken a temporary vow of silence, beginning at 5:30 this morning.  For some reason, I spent most of yesterday verbally tearing apart my spouse, and I had no real justification except that, for me, the words get in the way of how I actually feel and, sometimes, I need to learn to just shut up. 544 more words

Deaths in the family, all connected in some way

So this may be a weird post, but I keep thinking about this. The connections our family continues to have, among the dead and the living. 254 more words


The Empty Chair (a word about suicide)

A few days ago a friend of mine took his own life. I’ve been on this planet for quite a while and though I’ve lost friends to death (the bastard) it’s never been to suicide. 488 more words


Post #141 - About James Thompson, author of Snow Angels, my ex-husband, who died last weekend

Yesterday I received the sad news that my ex-husband, Jim Thompson, died in some sort of accident a couple of days ago. I don’t know all the details. 890 more words

The Hospital Visit

We arrived at the hospital once more. Walking into Emergency, we were quickly informed that my father and other sister had been moved to the “quiet room”. 1,026 more words


The Sudden and Horrific Loss of My Mother


There shouldn’t be any noise in the house, yet I am awoken by the thumping of heavy boots against hardwood floors. For a split second, I considered rolling over and going back to sleep. 1,136 more words


Singing Sisters (off-key, but having a heck of a time)

When Connie, Anita and I would get together, even in our childhood, we’d be singing. Didn’t matter if it was a little diddy that Connie might have ad-libbed on the spot. 370 more words