Goodbyes are hard and often left unspoken. People avoid the emotions associated with goodbyes: sadness, anxiety, loss, even anger. Our avoidance is...
Not long after my mother died in 2014, my dad and I performed a ritual familiar to anyone who has lost someone they love.
My parents have been married for 53 years and by all accounts get along wonderfully together.
At the college radio station where I worked, the poster hung on the wall. Prince hadn’t broken wide when his song Controversy found WPRK.
A dog is not a slave, but a friend. It’s important to remember that its shorter life should be rich and full like ours.
The island was tiny. As we sailed closer, we smelled the sweet aroma of land. We saw a crowd on the beach.
Before the daylight/hints its slow return/on death bed winter nights as/brutal gusts spit flakes/upon the sheets/
It must have made my father’s sister very happy when I was born on her 38th birthday in 1926.
I am now an elder — with the good and the bad that go along with that. Thoughts of changing my mode of living have been lurking for some time.

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