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A Picnic in Paradise

June 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Every year, I fail to observe my father’s deathiversary. I am usually reminded of it when my sister tags me in a picture on Facebook. She’s so good. Hawaiian Asian [...]

Personal Essay | Singing On a Grave

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Anne E. Johnson Thanks to Baltimore’s late September heat, the grass over my late sister’s plot was already hard and nubby only a month after her burial. Or maybe the [...]

Personal Essay | Finding Dad by Losing Him

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

By L.M. Dalton The pale blue box containing my father’s ashes sits on the credenza in front of my TV. The box contains only half of them, actually. My sister has the rest. [...]

The Inner Adventuress | The Perfect Grief

January 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Inner Adventuress is a new column about following the call to adventure inside ourselves by Amy Gigi Alexander. Grief is an odd bird—sometimes flightless; other times [...]

Sometimes, Help is an Eskimo

January 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last winter, I took my mother to see a dead body. This is much less “Stand By Me” than it sounds. A friend of hers from church passed away and she wanted to go to the [...]

Surviving Free-Floating Holiday Grief

December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Have you ever taken a random grief nap? As in, “I am suddenly overwhelmed by piercing sadness and I think I’ll just shut my eyes for the next 15 minutes because I can’t [...]
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