Posts for loss

Roots–Honorable Mention

General/Column May 4, 2017

Before my mother died, she planned her funeral. She had time to do it. It took over a year for…

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Mother’s Day Flowers–Honorable Mention

General/Column May 1, 2017

Purple iris blossoms towered above her head, their stems waving a bit as she peered through the green fronds. She…

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Vessel of Ache

General/Column April 17, 2017

She carries herself well. She is a vessel. She is loneliness. Neither can be picked up and carried away unless…

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Snow Angels

General/Column December 19, 2016

On Christmas Eve, my siblings and I slip down a snowy hill behind the church. Silent and uneasy, we approach…

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