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The Extra Man.

It’s close to four years since Daniel last played football, a game he loved dearly, and almost three years since he passed away. In our… 149 more words


Grief and Divorce

I see why it happens.

They say that the percentage of couples who divorce after the death of a child is astronomical.

I see why. 247 more words

A shout out and a favour to ask.

Some of you may remember my writing previously about young Ben? He was a beautiful, handsome, lively six year old who became ill and passed away within the space of two weeks. 397 more words


Dear Me

Dear Past Me,

People don’t know you now. Don’t blame them. They’ve lost the “you” they knew and they are grieving that loss. It can be a little scary to meet new people. 872 more words

Death Of A Child

The End of the World Already Happen. Now What?

I thought I would begin my very first blog entry by sharing the bare bones of my vulnerability in its present state. On July 30, 2016, my beautiful son Ivan Roberto died in an automobile accident.  998 more words


The Incredible Endurance of Grief

A gift-wrapped, autographed copy of Diana Nyad’s book Find A Way came in the mail today but I don’t know from whom.

For a minute, I thought maybe I’d ordered it in some drunken haze but I quit that business a long time ago. 371 more words


God is not an American.

“Sociologists and anthropologists have analyzed and compared the various ways that cultures train its members for grief, pain, and loss. And when this comparison is done, it is often that our own contemporary secular, Western culture is one of the weakest and worst in history at doing so.” 203 more words