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One year ago, I published a letter on my blog: On My Father’s Birthday, A Letter to The Man Who Killed Him. It was Freshly Pressed and had nearly one thousand hits, in a few days. 1,660 more words

Tales From The Motherland

Happy Thanksgiving, Mom

Dear Mom:

The holidays are so hard without you. I miss you. I miss your decorations. I miss the love you put into everything you did. 532 more words


A Movie That Speaks to My Heart

I am cheating a bit here for the assignment for day 12 of Writing 101. I am reworking a post I previously wrote about 2 years ago. 1,045 more words


Day 11: If We Were Having Coffee Right Now...

The day 11 assignment for Writing 101 is to update your readers over a cup of coffee. Today is a difficult day for me, but if I were to have coffee with a friend it would be one of my closest friends. 493 more words

Loss Of A Parent

Falling Short

Three days after Christmas in 1999, I found out that my mom had died her in sleep. 1,024 more words


Seven Years Ago

Seven years ago today was the last time I actually spoke with my mom. A real conversation that we both understood. The next day she stopped speaking for the most part, a word here and there was all she said. 126 more words


The sweet melancholy of autumn: in such loss, a fertile splendor, too

I have long been quiet, the weeks slipping by in silence on the page despite the daily churning of my life, hurtling as it always does through the fall. 1,132 more words