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The Bossy Hawaiian Moon, Grief, and Hope

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

When my sister was a baby, I spoke for her. I don’t know if I was trying to be helpful or if I was, at nearly three years, simply used to being the primary object in our [...]

Living With Passive Suicidal Ideation

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

A quick content note: the following contains frank discussions of trauma, mental illness, and suicidal ideation. During suicide prevention month, especially in the wake of [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | Soup Ministry

August 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

I taught myself how to make soup a few years ago. I was well into my 30s and already a mom. I wanted to make soup the way my mother did, rich with herbs and tubers and the [...]

Personal Essay | Dear Tetya

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tetya, It’s now been 35 years. I know I never met you in person, but I’ve still known you my entire life. You’re the reason I grew up wanting blonde hair. [...]

Personal Essays | Life Lessons, Rebuilding After Loss

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Now, four years later, I have remarried and have a beautiful baby. When he was born, I remember thinking “with old life comes new." That me creating this new being can somehow replace loss and that Tommy is somewhere up there in the clouds smiling down on me with love. [...]

Personal Essay | The Last Picture

February 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nancy DeRego This week I have gone back several times to look at the last picture of my son, Lucas. He died five months ago, and until now I have not been able to look at [...]
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