Tags » Death And Loss

Daily Riches: Beyond the God of the Gaps (James Martin and John MacMurray)

“Fear not; the things you are afraid of are quite likely to happen to you, but they are nothing to be afraid of.” John MacMurray… 446 more words

Being The Beloved


The recent killing of four marines in Chattanooga raises the question, at least for me, of why today? It’s a question I ponder about death. In the case of my dad, it was death by cancer. 331 more words


Story published on StoryMirror.com

Hello friends, I have entered my story/personal narrative ‘Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes’ in a short story contest held by StoryMirror. The story, written fictionally, but actually a creative nonfiction piece, is a small homage from me to my departed mother, written after her death. 59 more words

Literary Musings

An Unexpected Gift

Yesterday, Father’s Day, brought me an unexpected gift. A neighbor messaged me late in the evening offering just-picked raspberries. Would we like some? Of course! “Check on your porch by the mailbox,” she messaged a few minutes later. 413 more words


R.I.P Cousin

I just got the news that one of my cousins died today of a heart attack. He’d just finished singing a song of appreciation to his mother for Mother’s Day and was surrounded by family (including my mother) when he collapsed. 135 more words

People (Family Strangers Relationships)

The Little Stone House That Love Built

The little boy loved to play in the dirt and the tiny stones and gravel of the ball diamonds that filled his family’s summers.

While his parents sat up above him, on the bleachers watching their son or daughter’s baseball games, their youngest child would amuse himself as best he could. 695 more words

Memoir And Reflections

Terry, You’ll Be Missed

One of my favorite authors has passed away. Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books have been among my go-to books whenever I needed a laugh or just wanted a good book to read. 597 more words

Craft Of Writing