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Finding the Peaches and Tulips again.

Exactly one year ago today, on July 13th, 2017, my mother passed away. She was my best friend, the person I could tell anything to. My mom was the strongest person I’ve ever known, even when she was physically growing weaker every day. 296 more words


Book review: "Sight" by Jessie Greengrass

Sight is the debut novel from British author Jessie Greengrass and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, which was won recently by Kamila Shamsie. 1,071 more words


Pain the decades have not dampened . . .


As you know,
you died so long ago
that you live now
a mythic figure
in my little life,
shadow me
on important days… 56 more words


Notes from Three of Earth Farm

It was one of those mornings when you’re just glad to be alive: cool and fragrant, birds singing, flicker pecking, doves waking up, owl calling goodnight. 759 more words

Writingdownthestory In Photograph

Father's Day. June 21, 1992. (Revisited)

I just realized I didn’t mention this is something I wrote last Father’s Day. Here’s the link if anyone missed it and is interested in reading. 21 more words

Summoning Magic - A Gypsy's Tale

Rebecca's Eulogy for Stellajoe

(You can listen to this here.)

Like virtually every other 15, 25, and 50 year-old (okay, maybe even 60ish) I was confidant that I was smarter, more fashionable and clever, more energetic, more politically astute than my parents, and to be quite honest, especially my mother. 1,050 more words

Death & Dying

Gretchen's Eulogy for Stellajoe

(You can listen to this here, but the first several paragraphs are missing.)

The past nearly six years were some of the hardest of my life. 2,297 more words

Death & Dying