Category Archives: Grief

The Rose

I’ve been trying to find the words to tell my story about the rose.  It was a watershed experience in my life and I worry that I won’t be able to make it come out right.  So I’ll just plunge … Continue reading

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Back on Track

Yesterday was my first day back at work since losing Matt. The funeral was Friday. I thought we would have the long Memorial Day weekend to ease back into the real world but our boat sold and we had only these … Continue reading

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There is no crying in baseball

I was raised with my mother’s family, the O’Briens, an Irish Catholic brood in the era of the Kennedys. Like many Irish Catholic families, the Kennedys were demi-gods to us. I’m not sure whether we strove to emulate them or … Continue reading

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Burn Notice

When I was a very little girl, the house behind us burned to the ground. I remember standing at my bedroom window hypnotized by the flames. The sirens, the yelling the sounds of things crashing down, disturbing the peace of … Continue reading

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