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Wrestling with life- how to keep your head up

I was a 88 pound weakling in the seventh grade, and then there was Bill. He was a 9th grade wrestler and an antagonist bully who never referred to me as Mike but usually as runt or some other four letter word. 1,098 more words


Over it, around it, and through it

Grieving the death of a child: You can’t get over it, you can’t get around it, you must go through it.

When the funeral is over and the committal has taken place there is a silence we experience that is shocking and frightening. 1,122 more words


Fourteen daffodils

I woke from a weird dream a day or two after our Farther Along group’s recent writing retreat. We had discussed plans of some of our members to move or sell homes, so I’m sure that conversation was the trigger for the dream. 701 more words


The Last Noël --- From On Loss and Living Onward

OUR LAST PARISIAN Christmas. And because we would be sending Parker, our eldest, off to college in June, we knew it would also be a “Last Christmas”—our last Christmas with all of us together, at least like this. 3,040 more words


Ash Wednesday 2003

I watch as the ashes move from the clay pot to my forehead.

A few fall down on my face, on my nose, onto the chancel rail where my hands are clasped in a sort of prayer. 86 more words


Maplewood Man Charged In Death Of 18-Month-Old Baby

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 35-year-old Maplewood man is accused of killing an 18-month-old baby girl Thursday morning, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

A rule of thumb- after your daughter’s newly resurrected cat comes back ‘stunted,’ 99.9% experts would advise you against burying your kid in the same Godforsaken place and in hopes that he will return from the dead as well. 570 more words