Category Archives: Naming the Years

When the Lines Are Blurred 🧠

It’s not just the physical that needs healing. Continue reading

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Let It Matter

Let it matter. The best way over is through, my friends. Continue reading

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Classic 💛

Recently, I was reminded of the goodness of this song by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Helplessly hoping, I feel I am, at times, but of course, that’s not true. Our hearts get tired, but love is worth the risk. Our … Continue reading

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The Fall 🍂

My brother’s death kicked me in the chest, and freeze-framed me in the beginnings of the season we call fall. Teresa, my sister-in-law, understands how unsafe it is for me to be real right now, because I told her so. … Continue reading

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Life 🌅

It took a drive alone through peaceful, remote countryside to get to the place where I could make a full exhale and ugly-sob. My four hundred-song playlist has everything from hip-hop to boys choirs on it, and all sorts of … Continue reading

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Purpose 🕊

Yesterday morning, as I rose slowly, this song said it better for me than anything else. Just when I think I can’t get up off the floor to sweep up another shard from another thing shattered, God, the Lover of … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes 💔

Earlier today, standing in my driveway, I watched a shower of golden-yellow pecan leaves falling in a lovely, slow circle. It was my first moment home since my brother Dave died. We buried him yesterday. Autumn is coming, and usually, … Continue reading

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